The release of prom photos in May added more to our knowledge of the 44th president’s adolescence in Hawaii. Here are 12 things you may not know about President Obama’s youth, much of it from David Maraniss’s biography “Barack Obama: The Story”.
1. He was not an A student At the exclusive Punahou School, Obama borrowed notes, was never on the National Honor Society, never ran for student government. But he was a good writer and performed well on tests. "He would not prepare... but knew what he wanted to talk about and was very good at putting it on paper,” said classmate Joe Hanson. AP