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tom of the bay," a barnacled Billy Crowder explained. As for the results of their rigorous and exhaustive tests, the world will have to wail, as they have yet to be returned from reviews are in from the expe- dition itself "I liked the trees with the faces carved in them over (511 Blake Island." landlubber Nick Barth said. "We called them the witch- craft trees." Nick also liked hiking all over the island, the lab -- but the Don Nokes while sailing Sam liked the ship. "It was like you were in command and in control of what happens. You could do ahnost any- thing," he said. A special "attaboy" should go to all the morns of the sixth-grade class who baked thc oodles of cookies that helped launch this ship of kids. "We did several fund-raisers to help defer the cost of the trip," Schwartz said. "The kids made and sold submarine sandwiches on Super- nquet Room attleWA 98126 578 7878 plus savings Mall Location - Southcenter Parkway (206) 575-3690 West Seattle Herald/White Center News Wednesday, June 4, 1997 5 bowl Sunday. We had a pancake help the less fortunate. The Silver Award is given to those breakfast, and then there were the "We tried to push everything into Cadettes who qualify, first by achiev- chocolate-chip cookie sales every Fri- the corner," Teresa said. "I think room ing three badges. Teresa's were in day for two months. It was a great all- was kind of glad to see it all go." Camping, Energy Preparedness and around eflbrt." As everyone knows, helpers aren't Writing. Then, the candidate has to This whole sea thing was slapped the same as doers. It was Teresa who log at least 30 hours of community together by Salish Sea Expeditions, went door to door in her neighbor- service. Teresa put in 32 hours during and there was no schlock or slack as hood, put up signs at her school, col- her stocking, stacking, hauling, lifting, cach student was required to sign a letted food fronl school dances and packing and all the rest. "behavior contract" belore climbing stood outside the Admiral Safeway Junction Food Bank Director Jared on board. Despite having to sail with- for hours, armed only with fliers and Watson was a bit ovcrwhchncd by in delqned parameters, oceans of rock- her endless ti-iendliness, this one-person project. ing and a few lack-of-sunscreen The fliers suggested what kind (51" "I don'l think he thought it would episodes, Sam's li,ml word on the trip food people might want to pu,chase be possible," Teresa recalled. "'He was, "It was really cool, and lots and while in the store to donate to the thought it would be a lot of t0od for lois of lun." food bank on their wa3 out. one person to collect." Good work "That's when a tot of people just It's elementary, my dear Watson. Here's a gal with a h.)l of gumption: started handing me money. Peofdc You must think again, and this time Teresa Miller, a 14-year-old ninth- like to help the poor. lt's ,tally great," factor in the boundless enthusiasm grader at University Prep. Teresa beamed, and infinitc energy of a well-retCh- She collected more than 550 It did gel a bit scary for Teresa han- tioncd teenager. pounds (51" lood and $160 in cash for dling the cash. "She didn't feel real Teresa chose the Junction Food thc Junction Community Food comfortahlc taking in all that money Bank because she w)lunteercd there in Bank. out in front of the store," Sylvia, her the fourth- and fifth-grades. In addi- Accumulating a quarter-ton of food morn, recalled. So our heroine got on lion, her mom's friend, Susan Sire- is no easy feat. the horn to dad, who rode to the res- mons-Otness, used to run it. "I had two good friends, Erin cue. 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