Meet the Red Knight: Junior Ellie Basil


Claudia Scherer

Junior Ellie Basil like Webkinz as a kid.

Where do you want to be in 15 years?
“In 15 years, I want to be traveling the world or somewhere that I’m happy.”

What talent do you find unique or important to you?
“I can make sheep noises really well.”

Describe your childhood in 4 words.
“Crunchy, Webkinz, exciting, ice cream”

Who is your hero, and why?
“Zendaya. She did a lot in the acting field, especially for women, and I think that’s really really cool of her. She’s also just stuck to being herself from “Shake it Up” to “Euphoria,” and she’s an icon.”

What is an item you bring with you everywhere, besides a cell phone?
“Earbuds. Everywhere. Can’t live without them.”

What makes you laugh?
“Anything. Honestly, anything. Just dumb stuff, especially TikToks.”

Are you someone that wants someone to spoil the end of a show or movie for you?
“It honestly depends. If it’s a mystery and that’s the entire plot then no, absolutely not. But if it’s a horror movie and I need to know if my favorite character is going to die, then yes.”

What is your least favorite fast-food chain?
“My least favorite is Burger King because they posted something on National Women’s Day that was pretty much clickbait, but the title was “Women Belong in the Kitchen,” and I just don’t support them for that.

What fast-food chain is your favorite?
“My favorite fast food chain is probably Insomnia Cookies because I call them all the time, and they’re always so nice.”