Michelle Obama Wrote Yara Shahidi A College Recommendation!
Nothing says stamp of approval like a letter from former First Lady Michelle Obama.
Yara Shahidi, a star on ABC’s “Black-ish,” got Mrs. Obama to write her a letter of recommendation for college.
“She is very amazing and such a supporter, which is something very surreal to say,” Shahidi, 17, told W Magazine.
According to People, Shahidi has applied to several schools around the nation, including Harvard University.
Harvard is also the place where Malia Obama will begin school soon.
And like Malia, Shahidi plans to take a year off before hitting the books.
“I know when Malia Obama announced [she was deferring], she got a lot of slack, but I feel like what’s interesting is I know so many people that are deferring,” she told the site. “It’s more than to just roam around or just sit down and stare at a wall, but it will also give me an opportunity to work. I’ve been working more than half of my life and that’s always been balanced with school and all of the other responsibilities, so to have a year to focus on work and to focus on specified interests will be nice before I pick a career and choose what I want to study and my life path.”
Shahidi, who should be hearing back from schools this spring, plans to double major in African-American studies and sociology.