TIME has unearthed snapshots from the President's 1979 prom in Hawaii.
The previously unpublished photos of a 17-year-old Obama on the night of his senior prom came from Obama's classmate, Kelli Allman (née McCormack), who is pictured second from left.
As a student at Punahou School, Obama spent his days studying, playing basketball (as a player on the varsity team) and hanging out with his friends, she says.
Allman shares, "It was a really fun, happy time. We were all cracking up, and everyone was smiling. It was pretty typical from there out as far as what happens at prom: the dinner and the dancing and the photos."
Read more at TIME.