1The student who channeled her inner matchmaker
Dela Chica channeled one of the most memorable characters from Disney's Mulan — the matchmaker. With a few strokes of makeup and a well-rehearsed facial expression, her transformation was complete. (Source)
2The students who paid tribute to a fallen gorilla
3The famous actor who found an ID card in the park and returned it
Lauren made her way to his office where it was waiting with a note from the actor. "I got my old ID back with a little note from him that said make sure I hold on to this, and his signature," she said. "I'm so thankful that he was kind enough to pay it forward to me, and I will 100% do the same for anyone else." (Source)
4The student whose Pepsi shirt got him suspended
The Coca-Cola-themed day, according to Principal Gloria Hamilton, was part of a contest sponsored by the soft drink giant, a school business partner for Columbia County, Georgia schools. They had offered an educational bonus of $500 to the high school that came up with the most creative method of distributing Coke Cards — promotional cards offering discounts at several area businesses — to students.
Greenbrier integrated a Coca-Cola theme into class instruction. There was to be a student body photo in which students spelled out the name of the soft drink — and Cameron walked into school wearing the aforementioned Pepsi shirt. All hell broke loose. He received a day of in-school suspension but opted instead for a day of out-of-school.
Cameron later said of the incident, "That's my personality. I don't like to follow the trend of everyone else." (Source)
5The kid who changed his name to a Disney character on photo day
6The girl who recreated her kindergarten photo for her high school ID card
7The cat who has a student ID card
Bubba has been a familiar sight at Leland High School in San Jose, California, which backs up to the family's backyard since they adopted him from a shelter in 2009. He's often the first one at the school's door, waiting for staff and students to arrive. Leland has an outdoor campus — all the classrooms' doors open outward — and he often wanders in and out of classrooms.
Bubba has made the school's yearbook and newspaper and has even been a cover model for last year's senior magazine. He is also the subject of his own Facebook page, which has nearly 55,000 likes and hundreds of photos. (Source)
8The teen who used the name of a drug kingpin on his ID card
9The camera recognition software failure responsible for this ID photo
10The kid who got away with it