Finding a new and creative way to pull off a senior prank isn’t easy. So much has already been done, and a good senior prank needs to have a spark of originality. Then there is the added pressure of staying on the right side of the law. One class, a good nine months before their graduation, has now set the bar for the class of 2019 very high.
— Alexis Vlada🇷🇺 (@__alexisk__) September 13, 2018
“Each year, the graduating class at North Farmington High School in the suburbs of Detroit dresses up on picture day. For most students in the school, the photos taken on this day appear in both the yearbook and on their student IDs,” HuffPost writes.
— Lily Kollin (@LilyHarmon36K) September 13, 2018
— SYDNEY GORDON (@sydneyg1) September 13, 2018
“I’ve always been known for my curly and poofy hair,” Sydney Gordon, 16, told HuffPost. “So I decided to choose a character that had exactly that.”
— JESSY (@jessywu_) September 13, 2018
“Growing up, representation of Asians was limited, and I was very self-conscious about my race,” Jessy Wu, 17, said. “So I decided to recreate [Lara Jean from ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’] for my ID! … I had a lot of fun recreating this and hope this inspires all my fellow Asians to embrace their culture.”
— Claudia (@Claudiac0302) September 13, 2018
Some of the posts have a subtle humor that adds to the fun. Claudia broke with the celebrity tradition and opted for a photo of her left foot.
— Rusty (@erika_rust) September 13, 2018
Some of the teachers at the school dressed up for their IDs, too.
— nyah smith (@nyah_108) September 13, 2018
The ID photo-shoot is a tradition at the school. Back in 2013, students approached administrators with the idea. They allowed it, and it has grown in sophistication ever since.
— Maryan (@MKashat_) September 13, 2018
“It is a rite of passage for the seniors and it has been something we have been looking forward to since we were freshmen,” Molly Deighton, 18, said. “The one thing that I really like about it is that it’s unique to North Farmington, and while everybody has prom, we have senior ID day, which is always the best day of the year.”
— Alli Van (@Alli_Van1) September 13, 2018
Some of the allusions are obvious sight gags. Others have more depth.
— Erik Elwell (@elwell_erik) September 13, 2018
Some tackle cultural issues.
— kstaff (@kastafford1230) September 13, 2018
As the tradition has progressed, so have the preparations for the shoot.
— Gwyn Watson (@GwynWatson_) September 13, 2018
Props are important.
— dan glasser (@glasser_dan) September 13, 2018
And some of the costumes are spot on, even when drawn from animation.
— a l y (@aalysonfaith) September 13, 2018
Many of these students weren’t alive when their doppelgangers were at the height of their popularity.
— jordyn kravitz (@jordyn_kravitz) September 13, 2018
Some draw on more current figures.
— Olivia Miller (@OliviaaMillerr5) September 13, 2018
— Վիկթորիա (@v_boyadjian) September 13, 2018
— jordan (@Jordanmarie_123) September 13, 2018
Some of the comments acknowledge the influence of their choices, while also embracing their individuality.
— alexa hall (@alexa_hallx) September 13, 2018
— Erin Sawyer (@Erinsa19) September 13, 2018