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Where was Sasha Obama during her father’s farewell address?

12 January 2017
When outgoing President Barack Obama made his emotional farewell address in Chicago, his youngest daughter Sasha was in school.

While Malia and Michelle Obama sat together, fighting back tears, as Obama summed up his years in office and honoured them for their part in his journey, the internet was curious about Sasha’s whereabouts.

A White House official reportedly told reporters that Sasha had an exam at school Wednesday morning, so she had to stay back in Washington DC.

The 15-year-old attends Sidwell Friends in the nation’s capital.

In March, Obama announced that he and his family will stay in Washington for a couple of years after his presidency so that Sasha can finish high school. “Transferring someone in the middle of high school,” the president said. “Tough.”