Presidential Fun Facts: The High School Edition
Michelle Obama: Whitney M. Young Magnet High School
Michelle Obama attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School in Chicago—the first magnet school in the city—and graduated in 1981. Today, Whitney Young High School is one of Illinois's top schools statewide.
Michelle wasn't the only famous political figure to come out of Whitney Young. She was a classmate of civil rights activist, Baptist minister, and former presidential nominee Jesse Jackson.
In high school, she was on the honor roll for all four years, she took AP classes like they were going out of style, she was a member of the National Honor Society, and served as student council treasurer. (She's no stranger to having a lot on her plate.) And to really drive it home, in 1981, she graduated as the salutatorian of her class. Go, Michelle!