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Actress Yara Shahidi Graduates From Harvard University

By Adelaide,

Yara Shahidi has graduated from Harvard University.

 The 22-year-old actress who is best-known for playing Zoey Johnson on Black-ish attended Harvard after being recommended by former First Lady Michelle Obama, and she’s now taken to social media to celebrate her graduation.

Alongside a photo of herself in a cap and gown, Yara wrote on Instagram: “Yara a Harvard graduate #ITSOFFICIAL #CLASSOF2022”

The ‘Grown-ish’ star has managed to successfully balance her acting commitments with her academic work over recent years.

Yara Shahidi
Photo: Instagram

Her mom Keri has also taken to social media to share her pride with the world, posting a behind-the-scenes video of Yara at her graduation ceremony,

In the Instagram video, Keri says: “Guess where I am, guess who I’m with? Who’s about to graduate?” before turning the camera round to reveal an excited Yara, who says: “Meeeee!”

Reflecting on her experience at Harvard, Yara told Vogue: “It’s surreal to have finally hit this major milestone. I’ve known I wanted to go to college since I was four. By 17, I knew exactly what I wanted to study, so to see that come to fruition is a goal fulfilled.”

 

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