Teen Petitions to Have Photo of Him and His Cat in School Yearbook

Publish Date
Friday, 12 September 2014, 10:04AM

This is Draven Rodriguez, a junior at Schenectady High School in upstate New York, and his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. For reasons that should be pretty obvious, Rodriguez is determined to have the above photo featured in his high school yearbook and has preemptively started an online petition asking for its inclusion. “I’m not trying to make any statement,” Rodriguez told The Daily Gazette, “other than my photo is ridiculous and this is how I am.”

While school officials haven’t officially banned the photo entirely, they have told Rodriguez and Bigglesworth that their professionally shot photo cannot be included in the yearbook’s usual portrait section. Luckily, the dynamic duo is willing to compromise and would be cool with the photo appearing elsewhere in the yearbook. 

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