Yara Shahidi is counting down the days until she, in both real life and on her hit ABC television show, Black-ish, marks a major milestone in life-high school graduation.
The talented teen took time out of her busy schedule to sit down with funny man Jimmy Kimmel and talk about this exciting rite of passage, discussing everything from how she turned one application in just under the wire to her letter of recommendation from Michelle Obama. Check out the video below and you will see just why Yara is laughing so hard in the picture above.
Shahidi will graduate prior to resuming her season four shoot schedule on Black-ish; therefore, in the spirit of continuing the countdown to graduation, Shahidi’s Black-ish family recently surprised the teen with a pre-graduation graduation ceremony, including cap & gown, and of course, diploma. Check out the video below. It is no doubt that the world too will be celebrating with this dynamic young woman!
I'll be graduating before we come back to shoot season 4 (I'm just speaking that into existence) so my fam+ blackish fam put together a beautiful pre-graduation graduation ✨ I'm not a crier but needless to say tears of joy were streaming. To know that everybody on that set is invested in my well-being and future is surreal. They have watched me grow and helped me thrive. Thank you to everyone who orchestrated and celebrated this huge milestone in my life ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤
Congratulations, Yara! We cannot wait to see what the future holds. We know that it will definitely be bright!