Even the president of the United States can’t keep his prom photos a secret.
Not that he’d want to – a white jacket and a blue tie is a good look for President Obama. But still, come on, right?
The photos come from a former classmate, Kelli Allman, who attended Punahou School in Hawaii with the President back in 1979. TIME Magazine originally obtained the photos.
Allman’s yearbook also contains a note from Obama (then Barry Obama), 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 up, and I’ll buy you lunch sometimes. Anyway, good luck in everything you do and stay happy.
“Greg” refers to Greg Orme, a basketball player and Obama’s close friend at the time.
As to what happened at the prom:
“It was a really fun, happy time. We were all cracking up, and everyone was smiling,” said Allman. “It was pretty typical from there out as far as what happens at prom: the dinner and the dancing and the photos.”