Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember
A teenager and his cat, a principal and her dog, and lasers. They all came together in Draven Rodriguez's senior portrait. It ended up with him holding his cat, Mr. Bigglesworth. And Schenectady High School Principal Diane Wilkinson is also pictured holding her Chihuahua, Vivienne.
16-year-old Rodriguez had wanted his senior yearbook portrait to show him holding his cat. Lasers could be seen in the background. He posted the photo on the Internet. It became very popular.
The school denied his request. But the school did say the photo could appear somewhere else in the yearbook.
Then Principal Wilkinson got in on the act. She offered a photo of herself with her dog. Now school district officials say the joint portrait with the two pet owners will be included. It will run on the principal's yearbook page.
The portrait will be used to raise awareness for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and rescue animals.