TIME: Obama's prom night
May 23rd, 2013
07:46 AM ET
10 years ago

TIME: Obama's prom night

(TIME) - Tucked away in someone else’s shoe box of adolescent artifacts, there might be a picture of you in garish clothes and with an outdated ‘do, your arm around a high school squeeze. The President of the United States is no different. These previously unpublished photos, obtained exclusively by TIME from Obama’s schoolmate Kelli Allman (née McCormack), show a 17-year-old Barack Obama on the night of his senior prom.


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  1. bigdoglv

    I for one will sleep better seeing these prom pics. Nothing else going on right now.

    May 23, 2013 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  2. love@tiscali

    Mr handsome President...cute photo~

    May 23, 2013 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  3. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Herman "Where all the White women at?" Cain must be eating his heart out!!!!
    What a great handwritten note to have as a memento of having gone to prom with someone who is now your President.

    May 23, 2013 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  4. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    ...But I'm not sure why this is on the POLITICAL ticker....

    May 23, 2013 08:38 am at 8:38 am |
  5. Just a thought

    Wait wait...he's not attending the Kenyan High Prom.?? These girls don't look Kenyan and neither does his best friend. Try to find the muslim folks in this picture. Wait...where are the swastika's for his communist leaning's. Gee this guy looks like a regular American. What do you do now IDIOT TEA-A-TARDs??? Oh that's right....the fall back plan is lie and ignore facts.

    May 23, 2013 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  6. Name

    Did we all look like go overs back then?

    May 23, 2013 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  7. Wake up People!

    Good one Dominican Mama! Eat your heart out Herman Cain.....

    Come on you know why this story is here....... Red meat for the uneducated, backwoods wolves.....

    May 23, 2013 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  8. bobo

    They imported the white people into Kenya for this picture.....

    May 23, 2013 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  9. Larry in Houston

    LOL – that's all it is – red meat for those others . unfortunately, we've got them, here on these boards.

    May 23, 2013 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  10. Data Driven

    Those girls are FINE. Good work, Barry and Greg.

    Read Obama's yearbook entry to the brunette. He hopes to "stay in touch" with her, even though her boyfriend Greg will be away. Smooth!

    Don't hate the playa, ladies, hate the GAME!

    May 23, 2013 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  11. Al-NY,NY

    more red meat for the haters.....dating a white girl....in some states back then he would have been arrested

    May 23, 2013 10:51 am at 10:51 am |