Sasha Obama, the youngest of the Obama daughters, entered the White House at the age of 7, the youngest member of the first family since John F. Kennedy’s toddler children, 3-year-old Caroline and 1-year-old John Jr. She and her older sister Malia, have been praised for keeping their poise under the spotlight and have earned props for their fashionable outfits and sound life choices.
It seems as though the country watched as Sasha grew up right before our eyes in the spotlight of politics and pop culture. Back in 2019, she went to graduated from Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. and her famous family was there to support her.
Fast forward to this year, Sasha, now 21, beamed as she crossed the stage to commemorate her undergraduate sociology degree, as her sister and parents applauded in the audience. The announcement of her name was met with almost universal cheers from the crowd. The fashion-forward graduate transferred to the Los Angeles school after starting her freshman year at the University of Michigan in 2019.
Besides sharing their admiration for their daughter’s recent accomplishments and being surrounded by Secret Service agents, the family kept as low profile as possible at USC’s graduation festivities, making their way out of the ceremony soon after Sasha left the stage. Barack, Michelle, and older sister Malia attended the graduation ceremony at Allyson Felix Field for USC’s Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences.
“I was so excited to see Obama and Michelle,” said Michelle Davies, who also graduated Friday from the college. “I wanted a picture [with them] so bad, but then they left early. If I would have gotten a picture, I would have passed out.”
The Obamas didn’t address the crowd or take photos with attendees but cheered on the graduates and listened to the speakers. As Barack Obama walked out, he congratulated other parents and family members.
Sasha Obama receiving her bachelors degree in Sociology!!! pic.twitter.com/cMPWUEhKSE
— Cristal (@crackedtreality) May 12, 2023
As the family grows older, the Obamas continue to support each other. In Michelle Obama’s Netflix documentary, “Becoming,” Sasha explains just how proud of she is of her mom and how that pride was instilled in her.
She says, “I think that the most important thing in the world is for someone to be proud of themselves.”
On the first episode of her new The Light Podcast, the former first lady, 59, discussed with the Today Show’s Hoda Kotb about why being in her 50s is so enjoyable, and part of it she said is because she’s “on the other side of parenting.”
“I’m moving from mom-in-chief to advisor-in-chief,” the mom of two said. “That’s a lovely thing — to be able to