Graduating from: Kent-Meridian High School (Kent) with an International Baccalaureate Diploma 

RASKC Teams: Reber Ranch Cat-Care Team & Covington Petco Cat-Care Team 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: Rather than “a graduation ceremony for all seniors to walk, we will walk across a smaller stage individually where our family can witness it. I personally think this takes some of the pressure off of graduation, so I am not too disappointed. My graduating class has done so much in addition to completing around 13 years of schooling, and I don’t think anything could take that away.” 

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Graduating from:  Kentlake High School (Kent) and Green River Community College (Auburn) with an associate’s degree 

RASKC Teams: Fostering and RASKC Cat-Care Teams at Covington Petco & Reber Ranch 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “My school is holding a drive through graduation, and people will be decorating their cars to celebrate!” 

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Graduating from:  Lake Washington High School (Kirkland) 

RASKC Team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

Hoping this will continue post-pandemic: “I hope that people continue to be extra-aware about their own health and the practices they take to avoid getting themselves and others sick, like washing hands regularly and wearing masks when sick.” 

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Graduating from:  Auburn Mountainview High School with a diploma and Japanese Seal of Biliteracy 

RASKC Team: Fostering 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: I think “my school’s graduation this year will try to be as normal as possible, but with somewhat limited attendance and everyone wearing masks.” 

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Graduating from: Highline College (Des Moines, WA) 

RASKC Team: Dog Walker (“red”) 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “During the pandemic, I have to do online classes and the situation forced me to study only at my house. It was really hard to focus. It was an extremely hard year, but I was able to Ingenuity my way to study and able to change many ways of studying style. I was planning to go to South Africa for a veterinary volunteering program and work lab assistant at UC Davis in the summer, however, it was canceled due to COVID. Thankfully, I was able to work instead as a veterinary assistant at Jet City Animal Clinic in Seattle. I learned many things. I really admire the work style of the clinic and people with how they cooperate and have good teamwork.” 

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Graduating from: Eastlake High School (Sammamish) 

RASKC Team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “I took many of my classes online, so the way I interacted with my classmates and teachers was different. But I got to participate in in-person graduation, so that’s exciting. Due to COVID, this opportunity is so precious :)” 

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Graduating from: International Community School (Kirkland)  RASKC Team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco  How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “I think that there will definitely be some experiences I’m sad to miss out on, since we didn’t get to do a lot of senior traditions leading up to graduation at my school. But […]

Graduating from: Redmond High School 

RASKC Team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “I haven’t seen 99% of my peers in over a year, and now I have to see them again.” 

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Graduating from: Eastlake High School (Sammamish) and Bellevue College with an associate’s degree 

RASKC Team: Cat-Care Team at Kirkland Petco 

What’s next: I plan to study zoology at Washington State University. 

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Graduating from: Western Governors University (Salt Lake City, UT) with a master’s degree in learning and technology 

RASKC Team: Fostering and Cat Meet & Greet 

How your graduation experience will be unique due to the pandemic: “It’s all virtual.” 

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