Natalia Bryant keeps her late father, NBA icon Kobe Bryant, close to her heart as she begins her next chapter.

On Friday June 4th, Vanessa Bryant celebrated the 18-year-old’s latest milestone with Instagram photos documenting her high school graduation. In the fall, Natalia will be attending the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, but not before her loved ones say goodbye.

“Daddy Mommy, tooth, Bianca and capri are so proud of you @nataliabryant !!! “Vanessa subtitled a photo of Natalia’s rhinestone cap.

Tracing the border of the cap is one of Kobe’s most famous quotes, which reads: “‘Anything negative – pressure, challenges – is a chance for me to get up.’ – Father”

Vanessa, who tragically lost Kobe and her 13-year-old daughter Gianna “Gigi” Bryant in a helicopter crash in January 2020, she also shared a photo of Natalia posing with her hat and dress.

Before graduation day, Vanessa took her girls to party at Disney California Adventure Park, and Natalia attended not one but two balls.