An Omaha Girl Scout won the trip of a lifetime thanks to a homemade graphic novel.
Mia Bieranowski, a soon-to-be seventh-grader at Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School, is one of 24 grand-prize winners in the Cookie Pro Contest, awarded for exceptional cookie sellers who told a cookie-selling story in the form of a graphic novel.
For winning, Mia will get an all-expenses-paid trip to California for a tour of Warner Bros. Studios, where she will meet the creators of DC Super Hero Girls and will be recognized at a special event.
Mia’s graphic novel featured characters based on her Girl Scout troop. She said her art skills and ambitious cookie-selling goals — she sold a personal-best 566 boxes this year — helped her win the contest.
Mia is the daughter of Jill and Dustin Bieranowski. She has been a Scout since kindergarten and said she tries to increase her goal by 50 or 100 boxes each year.
Four other Nebraska Girl Scouts won a local version of the contest, the Nebraska Cookie Superhero Contest, which awards a professional photo shoot and inclusion in Nebraska Girl Scout publications. Those winners are Sophia Marie Krueger from Bellevue, Mackenzie Anthony from Clatonia, Sage Pearson from Eagle and Layla Weedin from Omaha.