Meet Issra!  RASKC is extremely happy to award Issra Syed with Exceptional Youth recognition. A resident of Tukwila on her way back to college in Canada, Issra fosters RASKC animals. Before COVID, she served as an exemplary Cat Meet & Greet volunteer. “I really loved helping people find the perfect cat to be their new […]

Meet Catherine! RASKC is profoundly pleased to honor Catherine Fang as an Outstanding New Volunteer.  An aspiring fashion designer and resident of Seattle, Catherine fosters RASKC animals. And she helps transport our cats to Café NEKO and other locations. “I am Taiwanese-American and the youngest of three, born and raised in the United States. I love food, […]

Meet Kelli! RASKC is extremely pleased to name Kelli Matheny as an Outstanding New Volunteer. A resident of Kent, she contributes time as a Shelter Helper, foster volunteer, and as a Dog Walker. Just before the pandemic began, Kelli became qualified to work with some of RASKC’s more challenging dogs. It is not uncommon for […]

Graduating from: Interlake High School (Bellevue) 

RASKC Team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “I have learned to adapt faster to new situations, doing things differently to how I used to do them, and learning new things as well.” 

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Meet Debbie! RASKC is honored to present Debbie Noune with Exceptional Youth recognition. She began volunteering for RASKC in 2017 on the Cat Meet & Greet Team and has contributed almost 200 hours so far. We can count on Debbie to bring cheerfulness, positive energy, and artistic flair to her shifts. “I have seven pets- […]

Graduating from: University for International Cooperation (San José, Costa Rica) with a master’s degree in project management and Fitchburg State University (Fitchburg, MA) with a master’s degree in business administration 

RASKC Teams: Fostering (and aspires to volunteer in the vet clinic) 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “There was so much to grieve about past year. Being in good mental health, however, I chose to concentrate on achieving master’s degrees which has been forever my dream. But due to work, travel and busy life it was never the time before. This pandemic gave me a lot of time to concentrate on personal development.” 

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Graduating from: Mount Rainier High School (Des Moines) and Highline College (associate’s degree in biology) 

RASKC Team: Tukwila Petco Cat-Care Team 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “Not being able to celebrate my accomplishments with all of my family due to a need for safety and meeting restrictions.” 

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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.”

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Graduating from:  Raisbeck Aviation High School (Tukwila) 

RASKC team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “All students are only allowed two tickets for people to attend the in-person ceremony. It will be live-streamed on YouTube for those who cannot attend.” 

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Graduating from: Chrysalis High School (Woodinville) 

RASKC Team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “I will get to have a smaller graduation and more attendance options.” 

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