Kenna Edwards, Girl Scout

Girl Scout cookies have made their return and with the high demand for these popular treats comes someone with great responsibility to provide. Here comes junior Mckenna Edwards to fulfill those needs and set an example for what the Girl Scouts stand for. 

“I joined because I wanted to experience something new,” Edwards said. “I’ve never done anything like this before, and I thought it would be a fun way to push myself out of my comfort zone.”

But it wasn’t just the novelty of the fundraiser that appealed to McKenna. She also had her eye on the prize.

“I want to get as many orders as I can because I’m really competitive and want to beat other people,” Edwards said. “I know it sounds silly, but I love the feeling of winning, even if it’s just something small like this.”

However, McKenna’s competitive drive doesn’t come without its challenges. With schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and other responsibilities, finding time to sell cookies for “dough” can be tough.

“I sometimes get frustrated with how little free time I have, but I am determined to make this work,” Edwards said. “I know that if I put in the effort, I can succeed.”

And McKenna’s hard work is already paying off. She has already surpassed her initial goal and is well on her way to earning a cool patch for selling a certain amount of boxes.

“I hope I get a good prize, because if you sell a certain amount of boxes then you get a cool patch,” Edwards said. “It might not seem like a big deal to some people, but to me, it would be a symbol of my hard work paying off.”

As McKenna continues to strive towards her goal, she hopes that her competitive spirit will inspire others to push themselves and try new things.

“I think it’s important to challenge yourself and try things that scare you a little,” Edwards said. “Even if you don’t win, you’ll learn something new about yourself and what you’re capable of.”