See PHOTOS of Malia Obama Through the Years

A milestone has arrived for President Barack Obama: Malia Obama has graduated from high school. The 17-year-old received her diploma from the private Sidwell Friends School on Friday. Malia was just 10 years old and longing for a promised puppy when her family moved into the White House.

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August 2004

In 2004, six-year-old Malia Obama “helped” her dad — back then a candidate for U.S. Senate — blow out candles on his birthday cake. At the time, Barack Obama represented Illinois’ 13th Senate District on Chicago’s South Side. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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November 2004


The Obamas cuddled 3-year-old Sasha and 6-year-old Malia as they waited in a hotel room for election returns Nov. 2, 2004 in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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