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Sasha Obama graduates from high school with presidential parents looking on

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

The Instagram post 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!”

The Obamas’ post-White House office in Washington did not respond to a message from USA TODAY seeking comment.

There were no media pictures of the event although other attendees apparently posted pictures on Instagram, which later disappeared.

The Obamas resisted talking about either of their daughters during their eight years in the White House, and have continued that practice since they left in 2017.

Traditionally, the media avoid photographing White House children who are under age 18 unless they are in public with their parents. As a result, there have not been many “authorized” pictures of either Obama daughter in recent years. (A high school graduation is considered a “private” event.)

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