The eldest of the two Obama daughters, who graduates from high school this month, will take a gap year before matriculating to Harvard next fall, though it's thus far unsure what she'll do with her free year between now and then.
Either way, congrats to Malia — she is on the same track as her parents, and though she may not want a career in politics as she grows up, she's going to get a world-class education for whatever she decides to do!
The girl and her parents had just moved to Warrenton from another city in Missouri, and Destiny was having trouble transitioning into making new friends for her eighth grade year at school.
Her mother, Stephanie, explained to reporters that the teenager was very concerned with what other people thought of her, and wanted everybody to get along:
"She wanted everybody to like her and she wanted to like everybody else."
Stephanie and her husband Kurtistried everything — counseling, therapy, and even considering home school options — but Destiny's father said nothing worked:
"We felt very helpless. We talked to her and talked to her and talked to her. And just trying to get her to understand that it's, you know, let it roll off your back."
While the school district in Warrenton won't comment on Destiny's case, her parents revealed that she hanged herself two weeks ago on a pull-up bar in her room just days after the bullying led to the girl being involved in a fight at school.
Family members found Destiny, and cut her down from the bar; she was rushed to the hospital and while initially her loved ones remained optimistic that she might survive, she passed away several days later.
We are so, so sorry to have to report this horrible news as her parents have come forward hoping to raise awareness of Destiny's death, if only to prevent future instances like this with other teenagers.
With matching butterfly-themed tattoos to remember their daughter, Stephanie reveals a new mission in her life moving forward from the awful tragedy:
"Everybody started saying, ‘Fly high, Destiny,' And it caught on. We're trying to make the best of everything and hoping we can make an impact so other kids won't feel the way that she did."
End bullying!!! Destiny's life should not have ended this way!!
After four years of intense study groups and pursuing a well rounded range of interests like sports, dance, and science, Augusta got into Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Yale, and the University of Pennsylvania!
The daughter of Nigerian immigrants is ecstatic over the news, saying:
On Tuesday, a teenage girl got pepper sprayed directly in the face while protesting outside a Trump rally in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Thousands of Trump supporters gathered for the rally on Tuesday, but when a group of protesters arrived, things got particularly heated between a 15-year-old protester and a male supporter of the GOP frontrunner.
On Sunday, Olivia Munn revealed that she and Aaron Rodgers added a new furry friend to their famous family! The gorgeous gal introduced the world to her precious pooch on Instagram, by posing with the sweet lil guy (above)!