U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks with his daughters Sasha (L) and Malia during the annual turkey pardoning ceremony in the Rose Garden at the White House November 25, 2015 in Washington, DC. In a tradition dating back to 1947, the president pardons a turkey, sparing the tom — and his alternate — from becoming a Thanksgiving Day feast. This year, Americans were asked to choose which of two turkeys would be pardoned and to cast their votes on Twitter.
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*Former first daughter Sasha Obama graduated from high school on Sunday and her parents, Barack and Michelle Obama, and her sister Malia were in attendance for the ceremony. 

Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. posted a picture of the graduating class on Instagram andFacebook, showing Sasha, 18, in the second row from the back, fourth from the left.

The post also featured a quote from the 2019 commencement speaker, Sheila Johnson, plus congratulations.

“Life has never been about you or about me. Life and all that matters within it has always been about us. Congratulations to the Class of 2019! We can’t wait to see the great things you will do!”

According to reports, 18-year-old Sasha is headed to the University of Michigan in the fall, while Malia will begin her third year at Harvard.

In related news, Obama’s vice president, Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, were also on hand to see their granddaughter Maisy graduate from high school, the family shared in an Instagram post (see below).

“Jill and I were so thrilled to be there today to watch our amazing granddaughter Maisy graduate from high school. Maisy, you make us so proud and we can’t wait to see what you do next with your talent, smarts, dedication and kindness. The future is yours, and Nana and Pop will always be right behind you,” the caption next to the picture read.

In related news, with their daughter headed off to college later this year, the Obamas intend to roll out a slate of projects as part of their partnership with Netflix to produce compelling films, TV series, documentaries and children’s programming. They also recently announced their deal with  Spotify to produce exclusive podcasts.


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