Young Icon Yara Shahidi Is Going To Harvard Alongside First Daughter Malia Obama

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Yara Shahidi Announces That She Will Be Attending Harvard University

With amazing grades, an superstar personality and a recommendation letter from First Lady Michelle Obama, it was no surprise that Yara Shahidi was practically begged for her attendance by every school she applied to last year.

But now Yara has made her choice and her new Ivy League freshman class is about to get a serious raise in profile.

Yara will enter into Harvard University along side Barack and Michelle’s kid, Malia Obama.

This sounds like an amazing movie that #BlackFilmTwitter would kidnap Ava Duvernay and force her to direct.

Yara had previously told PEOPLE that just like Malia, she would be deferring a year so that she can continue to work:

“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. 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,” Shahidi says. “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.”

Can you imagine these two in college together? Roomies??


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