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Oklahoma City Girl Scout breaks national cookie sales record

Katie Francis sold more than 18,100 boxes of the tasty treats to break the record — and she plans to keep selling right up to the March 30 deadline.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: March 25, 2014

Oklahoma City Girl Scout Katie Francis has achieved her goal of breaking the national record for cookie sales — and she’s getting national attention for it.

In February, the Hefner Middle School sixth-grader set her sights on breaking the national record after smashing the state record for Girl Scout cookies sales two years in a row.

Katie’s mother, DeLee Francis, confirmed for The Oklahoman on Monday that the 12-year-old has exceeded her record-breaking goal of selling 18,100 boxes of cookies. As of Sunday night, Katie had sold 18,107 boxes of the tasty treats, her mom said.

In honor of her record-breaking feat, the intrepid Cadette is scheduled to be featured on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday, according to a producer. “Today” airs from 7 to 11 a.m. weekdays on KFOR-TV in Oklahoma City.

The girl also was to be featured Monday on ABC’s “World News Tonight.” Both shows contacted The Oklahoman seeking permission to use photographs Director of Photography Doug Hoke took of Katie in February.

Since cookie sales were extended for a week because of wintry weather, Francis said her daughter isn’t done with the delicious annual fundraiser. Katie has set a new goal of 20,000 boxes and plans to keep selling to the new final day of cookie sales, which is March 30.