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Jill Layton
March 12, 2017 9:34 am

Michelle Obama writing a letter of recommendation for college is the dream of many high school students. Since that would be a lot of letters to write, that dream doesn’t come true for most. But Obama wrote a letter of recommendation for Yara Shahidi, and she’s beyond thrilled.

Especially since the former FLOTUS personally recommended her to Harvard. NBD!

Black-ish star Shahidi landed herself an endorsement from the former First Lady who attended Harvard Law. Obama’s daughter Malia will attend the Ivy League university next year. We’re secretly hoping Shahidi and Malia will eventually become roommates and besties — but no pressure, ladies.

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But first, Shahidi plans to follow in Malia’s footsteps and take a year off before heading to college.

She made the very valid point that she’s already been working a ton, especially for her age. She’s definitely earned some time to focus on whatever she wants.

Along with the huge honor from Obama, Shahidi also was recently honored at the 10th Anniversary of the ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Awards. The actress beautifully uses her platform to be a spokesperson and role model for young women. She deserves every accolade she receives!

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