Malia Obama Joins Harvard’s Class of 2021

The First Daughter is Harvard bound, and rebelling against her parents (kind of).

Over the weekend, the White House announced that President Barack and Michelle Obama’s eldest daughter Malia, 17, would first be taking a gap year, then start attending Harvard University in the Fall of 2017.

The New York Times reports:

Malia Obama, [Barack Obama’s] older daughter and perhaps the nation’s most scrutinized and sought-after college applicant, has opted to attend Harvard University beginning in the fall of 2017, apparently disregarding her parents’ counsel that she need not choose a school with a big name and reputation.

The White House announced Malia’s choice, and her decision to take a gap year, on Sunday in a short statement from the first lady’s office, ending a season of speculation and surveillance on her college search process. She will become the latest in a long line of presidential children to attend the highly ranked Ivy League university.

Both Barack and Michelle are Harvard Law School alums themselves. Congratulations to Malia on her success, and Go Crimson!

Read more on Malia Obama and her future at Harvard at The New York Times…