Around This Time Of Year In 1979 Your President Was Heading To Prom!

May 24, 2013  |  

Have you ever wondered what President Obama was like as a teen? I know I have!

According to Time Magazine, our Commander-in-chief, who was affectionately known as Barry to his pals, was a funny guy and spent much of his time clowning around with friends, studying and playing basketball during his years at Punahou High School in Hawaii. One his former classmates, Kelli Allman, revealed that Pres. Obama actually had bestie named Greg Orme, whom he spent a lot of time with.

“They were like brothers,” Allman said.

Considering the great relationship Pres. Obama had with Greg, it’s no wonder that the fellas double-dated on the night of their senior prom. Allman was Greg’s date and the President was accompanied by Meghan Hughes, a young lady who attended a neighboring all girls high school.

“It was a really fun, happy time. We were all cracking up, and everyone was smiling. It was pretty typical from there out as far as what happens at prom: the dinner and the dancing and the photos,” Allman said of their night out.

Allman recently released photos from that memorable night, along with an image of the pleasant note Pres. Obama left when he signed her senior yearbook, which reads:


It has been so nice getting to know you this year. You are extremely sweet and foxy. I don’t know why Greg would want to spend any time with me at all! You really deserve better than clowns like us; you even laugh at my jokes! I hope we can keep in touch this summer even though Greg will be gone. Call me and I’ll buy you lunch sometimes. Anyway, good luck with everything you do and stay happy.

Your friend,

Barry Obama”

Awwww! I wonder if Greg and President Obama still keep in touch!

Turn the page for flix of the President and his date on the big night! Could you imagine one of your former classmates becoming the leader of the free world?! 

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