By Jamila Nasser
Unis Middle School
McCollough–Unis is a great school located at the east end of Dearborn.
Lucille McCullough is the K-5 half of our building. I attend Donald Unis Middle School. It was named after Donald Unis, a son of immigrant parents who was raised in Dearborn. He grew up attending Dearborn Public Schools: Salina Elementary and Lowery Middle School.As an adult, he joined the Dearborn Fire Department, becoming the captain. Under his guidance, the company received more medals of valor than the other five Dearborn fire companies put together. He soon began working on bringing bilingual education to the district. This led him to assist the superintendent in bringing millions of government dollars to the district. Lucille Hannah McCullough represented Dearborn in the Michigan House of Representatives for 28 years, from 1958-1982. According to the Michigan Women’s Historical Center and Hall of Fame, she set a Guinness World Record for having perfect voting attendance.
I am proud of our school. It is very modern. It’s only seven years old. We are fortunate to have a huge cafeteria, a gymnasium big enough to split and hold two separate classes, a weight room, a pool, and air-conditioning.
McCollough-Unis has 447 elementary students and 588 middle school, making a total of 1,035 students. It is a mixture of Lebanese, Iraqis, African Americans, Yemenis, Caucasians, and more. We have a 98% subsidized lunch rate. With so many students, we have a principal and two assistant principals.
McCollough-Unis is a green school that has a variety of sports, a recycling program, and many academic clubs. Our student council raises thousands of dollars for charity annually.
Our school has lots of school spirit. Our cheerleaders help give the best pep rallies and school dances.
The students talents really shine at the end of every year at our Annual Talent Show.
These are just a few of the reasons why I love McCollough-Unis School.