December 2, 2009 / News

San Antonio teen gets picture removed from yearbook for goofy pose

Written by Evan Blackwell, CJE

Charlie Patton, a 15-year old student at James Madison High School in San Antonio, decided to have a little fun with her yearbook photo during picture day earlier this year. So she posed with an exaggerated, gaping smile on her face.

School officials weren’t quite as amused, at least according to this account by local TV station KENS, and the photo won’t be run in the yearbook.

What are your thoughts on posing like this in yearbook photos? Has a similar situation ever happened at your school? How was it handled?

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Evan Blackwell, CJE

Evan Blackwell, CJE, is the Marketing Automation Supervisor for Walsworth. He's been a writer, editor and web content specialist for Walsworth for the past 15+ years, and is the author of the Yearbook Suite's "The Art of the Interview" unit. Prior to joining Walsworth, Blackwell spent five years as an award-winning newspaper and magazine journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Kansas.