(PCM) A New York high school student named Draven Rodriguez had his mind made up that he wanted his senior portrait to be different and stand-out from those normal run of the mill suit and tie shots. He wanted cats and laser beams, something humorous and a bit tongue-in-cheek.
Rodriguez had a professionally shot portrait done featuring him holding his cat Mr. Bigglesworth surrounded by a backdrop of laser beams, sounds ideal right? Well, his high school did not share in Rodriguez’s sense of humor and school officials denied his portrait for submission.
Rodriguez had already anticipated some backlash from the school, so he started an online petition to assist him with getting the photo included in the year book. He set his goal for 500 supporters and already well surpassed that number with thousands signing up to show their support.
The school officials have now worked out a compromise with Rodriguez, so his laser beam cat portrait will appear in the yearbook just not in senior portrait section. No worries though because Rodriguez already had a back-up photo in mind for the senior portrait section which features himself wearing a suit and tie with a lapel pin featuring Mr. Bigglesworth the cat.