Pic of the day: Barack Obama at prom

TIME released a picture of the President at 17, dressed for his senior prom in Hawaii

Topics: Barack Obama, Prom, White House, Hawaii, High School, Pic of the day,

Pic of the day: Barack Obama at prom (Credit: © Kelli Alman/Contact Press Images)

TIME Magazine obtained and published this picture of President Obama the night of his senior prom in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1979, from his classmate Kelli Allman.

From TIME’s press release on the picture:

Pictured left to right in the attached photo: Greg Orme (Allman’s date and Obama’s friend), Allman, Obama and Obama’s date Megan Hughes.

TIME is also releasing a note Obama wrote in Allman’s yearbook at the end of his senior year that reads, in part, “You are extremely sweet and foxy, I don’t know why Greg would want to spend any time with me at all! You really deserve better than clowns like us; you even laugh at my jokes!”

Read the full story here.

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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