Watch video interview (see below) with Logan and Lluvia Ellison-Morales, RASKC’s Administrator for Communications & Community Outreach.

Graduating from: Puyallup High School

RASKC Team: Tukwila Petco Cat-Care Team & animal transport

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “It’s a little bit difficult because of having four parents. This year the graduation will be at the Puyallup Fair. The problem is I have four parents, and they only gave us three extra tickets. So it’s kind of like ‘oh I have to pick and choose.’ Not every family is like what you see in movies.”

Hoping this will continue post-pandemic: “My writing will always be there since I’ve done it for years,  since I was in fourth grade, so that’s going to definitely continue.”

Most proud of in the last year or two: “I think I’m proud of myself for kind of starting to work on fixing things that I’ve kind of dealt with a lot. I’ve started to write more, I’ve been doing drag more, and I’ve been doing my art and like all my hobbies a lot more than I was, and I’m really perfecting all of these skills. Definitely it will take a while, but it’s always that one step you need to take that will always help you in the long run.”

Looking forward to: “Now that I am 18, I hope I can start performing live in drag, and kind of start connecting with people in person. I’ve done online shows before, and I’ve performed on like Instagram and stuff, but it’s nothing compared to being on stage. A road trip is planned with my friends. Going to Silverwood, if they’re open, with my family.”

What’s next: “I think taking that gap year is probably the best thing to do since you need to set up your life and be like “okay we’ve got to get money into savings, figure out what you’re going to do with tuition. Start working so you can move out of the house and start living your adult life: paying taxes and stuff. I call it ‘Play The Game Of Life’ because it’s not like where you spin the wheel, it is literally your decisions matter and the more decisions you make the more the pathway changes and weaves.”

Most memorable volunteering experience: “My favorite memory will always be just taking care of the cats, and one of my other favorites will always be the introduction ceremony (new volunteer orientation- ed.). I loved going through the tour. I was like “wow! There’s so much more to what is on the outside. I loved talking with the volunteers because they’re telling stories of how long they’ve done it, why they do it, and they talk about the animals that they’ve helped and saved, and about the families that would take these animals in and really take care of them. That is always my favorite memory, because you just learn there’s something more.”

Advice to new RASKC volunteers: “Stay devoted to the cats. There were times where I wasn’t able to volunteer and it was kind of like well I have to focus on school so should I really do this? But I was like ‘no I have to stick through this.’ This is important, because you’re helping families find these animals that will help them in their lives. So it’s kind of like you’re kind of putting something good in the world and letting it grow.”

Will you volunteer after graduation? “Eventually. After I get everything set up and once I know my schedule. To me, volunteering is important, because it teaches you how to interact with others and develop a professionalism vibe that you kind of need for jobs.”