Shamae Campbell has done it again.

Shamae, a 14-year-old Cascade High School freshman, is the 2006 national top seller of Camp Fire USA candy. In 2005 she earned the title by selling 2,606 boxes of mint patties and nutty candy. This year she sold 3,440 boxes to top her record.

At $5 a box, the sales record translates into big benefits for her, her club and the entire Snohomish County Council of Camp Fire USA, said local operations director Michael Deal.

Shamae earned numerous prizes, had all her club fees taken care of, her way paid twice to Camp Killoqua and even enjoyed a limousine ride and a meal on the Spirit of Washington Dinner Train with her parents, John and Becky Campbell of Everett.

Her local Camp Fire club, Pinkrocka-Woshira, benefits to the tune of about $1,200 and the Snohomish County Council of Camp Fire USA will receive, after the candy is paid for, more than $10,000. The money will be used in part to fund scholarships for club campers.

“It’s a win, win, win situation,” Deal said.

Shamae is a member of the Snohomish council’s 1,000 All Star Sales Club, is a day camp aide and a club aide. She takes voice lessons, helps out at an animal shelter and is a member of the Mayor’s Youth Council.

A candy salesgirl since she was in first grade, Shamae said she sells most of her candy on weekends at the Mill Creek Fred Meyer store. That’s where she will be camping out in January when the next candy sale begins.

Lynnwood girl wins $5,000 scholarship

Analissa Merrill of Lynnwood recently won a $5,000 scholarship at the first Kids All-American Fishing Team Challenge in Tulsa, Okla.

An 11-year-old Meadowdale Middle School student, Analissa, along with her teammate, professional angler Todd Huckabee, charged from last place to first to take the championship title. Instead of fishing for bass, the pair targeted perch, the species with the lowest point value in the fishing contest. Analissa and Huckabee caught 44 perch and two catfish in the one-hour fishing period. They began the contest Aug. 20 in last place among the six teams with points from two casting contests held the day before.

Analissa, her sister, Crystal, and her parents, Bill and Jeanette Merrill, are members of the Everett Steelhead and Salmon Club and the Snohomish Sportsman Club. Along with her interest in fishing, Analissa runs cross country, plays violin and is a Girl Scout.

Analissa passed an application process and interview in order to participate in the fishing derby. The contest is sponsored by Wal-Mart and Zebco to recognize young fishermen for their citizenship roles at school and in their communities.

McMullin appointed to arts commission

Lanie McMullin has been appointed to a three-year term on the Washington State Arts Commission. McMullin is the city of Everett’s executive director of economic development. She has used the arts in her work in community revitalization and economic development. She is a past member of the governor’s advisory board for tourism and film and she has been director of the Everett Performing Arts Center. As economic development director she worked on the Everett Events Center and Artspace in downtown Everett.

Lighthouse Festival art show winners named

The recent Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival juried art show had many winners. They include Pam Mummy, Molly Wonton, Barbara Childs, Theresa Novion, Barbara Freeman, Matthew Whitmey, Anthony Lombardo, Ken Morrison, Jon Browder, Aurelio Ayala, Kristy Laimon, Ron Symanski, Susan Marsidi, Hitomi Dames, Thomas Nunn, Randal Hutchinson, Illeya Hamwi, Susan Contorchick, Joan Blacker, Robert Stockton, Susan Russell, J.M. Scandora, Molly LeMaster, Anita Rancatti, Marc Bergsman, Ulla Rudd-Bernadelli and Christine Awad Schmalz.

The junior show award winners were Andrew Guilford, Tamara Phimzy, Alex Costanza, Conner Rostell, Mary Swadener, Chandler McCreary, Laura Holman, Alli Rosenberger, Nina Alden, Marissa McCreary, Calley Yeadon, Linnea Rigelman, Stephanie Grace and Megan Arink.

Photos show results of volunteer’s effort

Stanwood native Jamara Knight has put her education to work this year as an Americorps VISTA volunteer. Armed with a bachelor’s degree in art and Spanish, she has worked with the Everett-based Volunteers of America in its bilingual division and Mentoring Children of Promise program.

The mentoring program serves children with parents who are in prison. As part of her work, Knight provided a free five-week writing and photography workshop for some of the kids. The students were given cameras and were able “to explore their world and express themes such as self-portrait, family, community and dreams,” Knight said.

The touching photos taken by the children will be displayed beginning Sept. 28 at Zippy’s Java Lounge, 1804 Hewitt Ave., Everett. The show opening is set for 5 p.m. Sept. 28 and will run through most of October. Clear Image in Marysville donated the film and processing for the class and Crown Image in Everett donated the enlargements for the show.

Currently there is no budget for the photography project, but Knight said Volunteers of America is looking for sponsors and donors to keep the activity going. Those interested in helping are asked to call 425-259-3191.

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