Draven Rodriguez is causing a stir at Schendectady High School in upstate New York for submitting a senior portrait with the classic ‘70s-inspired laser background and his furry companion, Mr. Bigglesworth.
The portrait is definitely a winner but knowing he might get pushback, Rodriguez started an online petition to gain support for his submission. “I’m a little out there and a little tongue-in-cheek,” Rodriguez tells The Daily Gazette. “Cats and lasers . . . sarcastic. It’s so outlandish and ridiculous.”
Unfortunately, the school district is not entirely onboard. “That will not appear in the portrait section,” School district spokeswoman Karen Corona tells the paper.