From Spider-Man to Ms. Frizzle, Detroit Students Impersonate Pop Culture Icons for Picture Day

It's been a senior year tradition at North Farmington High School since 2013.

Students at a Detroit high school have turned picture day into a celebrity sighting when they showed up for their student ID photos while impersonating their favorite pop culture icons.

From Lilo, complete with a Stitch prop, to a shocked Mia Thermopolis from "The Princess Diaries," students at North Farmington High School continued their senior year tradition of dressing up for their school portraits.

Students even channeled their idols, from an unimpressed Rihanna to a no-nonsense Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Erin Sawyer, 17, dressed up as Ms. Frizzle from "The Magic School Bus" because of her passion for the sciences and plans to go to college for either physics or chemical engineering.

“I chose Miss Frizzle because I always loved her growing up and I want to go into a STEM field,” Sawyer told “It's really exciting to see a female science teacher showing both boys and girls how cool science can be. That was always really exciting to me. Plus, she's very positive and very fun.”

She explained the school administration has always been supportive of the silly tradition. In fact, Sawyer said her principal was the one who held up the Magic School Bus prop in the background of her photo.

The silly portraits tradition began in 2013 and each year’s incoming seniors are prepared to carry on the tradition.

“The portraits you give them for the yearbook are different from the ones on your ID, so they took that opportunity to dress up all fun,” Sawyer said. “Each year, it’s gotten bigger and bigger. Last year’s class went viral so we felt we had to top that.”

While TV and movie characters have always been popular, Sawyer said she saw more references to memes and Vines this year.

“I'm just really proud of our class for bringing a lot of school spirit and having a lot of fun with it,” Sawyer said. “It's just been crazy this last couple days. It's been so much fun."