High School Seniors Pose As Pop Culture Icons For Their Student IDs

by Julie Scagell
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This school’s pop culture student IDs are the stuff of legends

It’s been a tradition at Michigan’s North Farmington High School for seniors to dress up as a favorite pop culture icon for their school ID photos. It’s been a standing thing for upperclassmen for years, but two years ago, the kids made the Twitterverse blow up when they went viral by sharing their hilarious photos. Now, they’re back in force and these may just be their best ones yet.

This year’s senior class included Woody from Toy Story, Krusty Krab of Spongebob Squarepants, Ferris Bueller, and, of course, no pop culture list would be complete without a little Regina George, who used the “get in loser we’re going shopping” quote because it’s perfection.

That Regina was definitely close competition to an actual Regina — King and her quote, “but do he got a boyfriend doe?”

The puns some of the kids use next to their pics make the entire situation that much more hilarious, like Princess Fiona (whose real name is actually Fiona), who said, “waiting for high school to be ogre.”

One seemed to pull at my heartstrings just a little more than all the others because I’ve watched the movie Up with my kids no less than one hundred times. Meet real-life Russell the wilderness explorer.

Of course, the list wouldn’t be the same without an appearance by Jim Halpert from The Office. “Identity theft is not a joke Jim! Millions of families suffer every year!” Classic.

Then, there were Beyoncés, a Will Smith sighting, and a classic throwback to Ferris Bueller, because “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” The leopard print vest really stands the test of time, don’t you think?

A big part of what makes the ID photos so hilarious is just how much each student committed to his or her role. They leave no detail out and their expressions are right on. And any list that pays homage to Prince is a home run to me.

There was no shortage of cartoon characters sprinkled throughout the senior class as well.

It’s impossible not to look forward to this list every year. It’s anyone’s guess how long each student thinks about the exact character/quote combo they’re planning but they must put a lot of time in because they are perfection.

School IDs are probably not terribly exciting for most students, so the fact that they get to dress as their favorite character and go down as a legend in the North Farmington history books is the cherry on top.

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