Erika W. Smith
March 18, 2017 1:39 pm

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 14so 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!

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