It was around this time of year that President Obama went to his senior prom back in 1979. In a newly unearthed photo published today in TIME magazine, a then-17-year-old Barack Obama is seen wearing a white dinner jacket as he poses with friends on the night of their senior prom in Hawaii.
The photo was snapped inside the home of former classmate, Kelli Allman, who was the prom date of the president’s close high school buddy, Greg Orme. There’s a fourth person in the picture, Megan Hughes. She was the president’s date that night.
Kelli Allman gave the snapshot to TIME magazine along with a copy of what the president wrote in her yearbook. Mr. Obama wrote: “You are extremely sweet and foxy.” He then went on to write: “I don’t know why Greg would want to spend anytime with me at all! You really deserve better than clowns like us; you even laugh at my jokes!”
Allman concurs saying they all sipped Champagne before going to the dance and then headed to an after-prom-party. She said it was fun, they were all cracking up and everyone was smiling.