Barack, Michelle, Malia Obama Turned up at Sidwell Friends for Sasha's Graduation

Barack and Michelle Obama beamed with pride when they attended the high school graduation of their youngest daughter, Sasha. She now joins her sister and other notable graduates from the prestigious private school.

The Obamas celebrated a happy occasion on Sunday as their youngest, Sasha Obama graduated from high school.

Barack, Michelle and Sasha Obama attending the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the President's Park in Washington DC on December 1, 2016. | Source: Getty Images

Barack, Michelle and Sasha Obama attending the 94th Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the President's Park in Washington DC on December 1, 2016. | Source: Getty Images

A FAMILY AFFAIR

Seen at Sidwell’s ceremony were Sasha’s parents, Barack and Michelle Obama as well as her older sister, Malia Obama who also graduated from the elite private high school in 2016. 

Sasha wore white for the occasion and joined the rest of her batch for a Class of ’19 photo shared by the school on its Facebook page. 

Her parents were likewise photographed beaming with pride from the audience and mingling with other parents. 

Sasha’s graduation marks her entry into the roster of notable graduates from the prestigious school. Among them are Chelsea Clinton and some of the children of former presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. 

Barack and Michelle Obama mingling with other guests at their daughter Sasha Obama's high school graduation at Sidwell High School. | Source: Instagram/kceesq

Barack and Michelle Obama mingling with other guests at their daughter Sasha Obama's high school graduation at Sidwell High School. | Source: Instagram/kceesq

IN GOOD COMPANY

Also at the graduation rites was presidential aspirant Joe Biden who came to congratulate his granddaughter, Maisy, daughter of his son, Hunter Biden.

Sasha’s graduation marks her entry into the roster of notable graduates from the prestigious school. Among them are Chelsea Clinton and some of the children of former presidents Eisenhower and Nixon. 

The race for slots to get into the institution has reportedly become so competitive  that parents would resort to spreading negative rumors about other kids in order to free up slots for their own children

Barack Obama beaming with pride from the audience as he witnesses his youngest daughter, Sasha's high school graduation. | Source: Instagram/Jonathan Disegi

Barack Obama beaming with pride from the audience as he witnesses his youngest daughter, Sasha's high school graduation. | Source: Instagram/Jonathan Disegi

THE CONTROVERSIAL RACE FOR SIDWELL SLOTS

That being said, Sidwell is much sought after by parents who want to get their children into Ivy League schools. The race for slots to get into the institution has reportedly become so competitive that parents would resort to spreading negative rumors about other kids in order to free up slots for their own children. There were also two to three counselors who quit due to parents’ harassment and disrespect in an attempt to get their children to enroll in the school. 

MICHIGAN-BOUND

Meanwhile, Sasha is setting her sights on the University of Michigan for college. She suggested this when she posted a photo with her friends taken at the campus’ football stadium. It’s unclear if the youngest Obama will be taking a gap year before heading to college as her older sister did. An announcement has yet to be made regarding her future plans after high school. 

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