Erika W. Smith
Updated Mar 20, 2017 @ 11:47 am
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Yara Shahidi is growing up! The Black-ish star is seventeen years old and about to graduate from high school. And because they’ll be on hiatus during the formal ceremony, Yara Shahidi’s Black-ish costars threw her a special graduation ceremony.

Yara Shahidi and Tracee Ellis Ross both posted this video of the ceremony on Instagram yesterday.

Make sure you have Kleenex ready before you press play.

In a caption, Yara wrote:

Black-ish premiered when Yara was just 14, so her TV family has watched her grow up. We bet they’re so proud of her!

Yara has another great person in her corner: Michelle Obama. The former First Lady wrote Yara a letter of recommendation for her Harvard application.

But before she goes to college, Yara is taking at least a year off.

She told People:

We’re excited to see what Yara does next!