Thursday, May 13, 2021
First Daughters Forever—We Remember Our FDFs
By Brian W. Carter, Crenshaw & Around Editor
Published January 18, 2017
AP Photo Collage By Brian W. Carter

AP Photo Collage By Brian W. Carter

We have watched them grow up in front of our eyes over the past eight years. They have been our first daughters living their lives under a microscope without incident, scandal or headaches for the White House. Now, they stand poised to start their own futures, which is no doubt bright and full of promise. We remember, love and salute Malia and Sasha Obama.

Here are some interesting tidbits about our first daughters:

-Before the family moved to Washington in 2009, both girls attended the private University of Chicago Laboratory School


-Aside from school, the two girls had a daily routine of piano and tennis lessons. Malia played soccer and
participated in dance and drama while Sasha, practiced tap dance and gymnastics

-Malia and Sasha named the First Dog, Bo. The family would later adopt a second Portuguese Water Dog named Sunny

-Their favorite foods are fried chicken and macaroni and cheese.

-Malia and Sasha attended Sidwell Friends school in the District of Columbia

-Malia took a year off after graduating high school before enrolling at Harvard

-Malia is headed to Harvard University this year


-Malia spent the summer of 2016 working as an intern in the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, Spain

-Malia interned on the set of HBO’s “Girls” and on a now-canceled network TV sci-fi drama that starred Halle Berry

-Malia has also had internships at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington

-Sasha was the youngest child to live in the White House since John F. Kennedy Jr. arrived as an infant in 1961

-Sasha started working at Nancy’s, a seafood restaurant in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts

All the best to our FDFs!

We love you Malia and Sasha!

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