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Oklahoma Girl Scout breaks national cookie-selling record, to be featured tonight on "World News Tonight" (with video)

by Brandy McDonnell Modified: March 24, 2014 at 9:35 pm •  Published: March 24, 2014

Girl Scout Cookies Sales
Girl Scout Cookies Sales

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

As previously reported, the Hefner Middle School sixth-grader set her sights 0n breaking the national record after smashing the state record for Girl Scout cookies sales two years in a row.

Katie’s mom, DeLee Francis, confirmed for me today that the 12-year-old has exceeded her record-breaking goal of 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 will be featured on “World News Tonight” at 5:30 tonight on ABC, according to a production associate for the show.

Also, Katie is tentatively set to be featured on NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday morning, according to a producer. Both shows contacted me today to ask for permission to use the excellent photographs The Oklahoman‘s Director of Photography Doug Hoke took of Katie back in February.

Since cookie sales were extended for a week due to wintry weather, DeLee Francis said her daughter isn’t done selling cookies. Katie has set a new goal of 20,000 boxes and plans to keep selling to the new final day of cookie sales, March 30.

Check out my feature on Katie here and watch my video interview with her in our NewsOK studios:


by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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