DETROIT – Sasha Obama, the youngest daughter of former President Barack Obama, graduated from an exclusive Washington, D.C., high school Tuesday.
Speculation is that her next schooling stop will be 500 miles west, at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
No official word about her next stop has been released, either by the Obamas or by the University of Michigan.
"It is university policy not to confirm the admission status for any student," U-M spokesman Rick Fitzgerald told the Free Press Wednesday morning.
It's normal for incoming freshmen to not be listed in the school's directory until they are officially enrolled. A search Wednesday morning of U-M's online directory doesn't show any listing for Sasha Obama. It's unclear whether she'll be listed once she enrolls or whether she will be off it for security reasons.
It was a big week for Sasha, who turned 18 on Monday.
The Obamas resisted talking about either of their daughters during their eight years in the White House, and have continued that practice since they left in 2017.
Traditionally, the media avoid photographing White House children who are under age 18 unless they are in public with their parents. As a result, there have not been many "authorized" pictures of either Obama daughter in recent years.
After leaving the White House, the Obamas moved into a house in Washington so that Sasha could finish high school at Sidwell, the private Quaker-run school that Malia, 20, also attended, along with other children of prominent Washingtonians over the years, including Chelsea Clinton.
Malia, who turns 21 on July 4, is to start her third year at Harvard in the fall.
Sasha sparked a flurry of rumors of her attending U-M when a private Instagram account believed to be hers posted a picture of her with two friends in December.
“So proud to say I’m going to college with my sisters!!” the caption on the picture reportedly read. The post also included a picture of the football stadium and tagged U-M.
Barack Obama is no stranger to Ann Arbor or the University of Michigan. In April 2014, he spoke at U-M to champion raising wages for workers, a stop that included a visit to the famed Zingerman's Deli.
In January 2012, he used a visit to Ann Arbor to talk about college affordability.
In May 2010, he spoke to a full house at Michigan Stadium as the commencement speaker.
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