Student's & Teacher's Memories

From Aida Sayed Mohamed Hassouna - a former student of Unity High School 1976 - received on 1st February 2011:

"My name is Aida Sayed Mohamed Hassouna. I was a student at your school until the last 12th grade in 1976. Arts Section. I had good memories, one of them was the visit of Princess Ann to the school at that time and we had some dancing activities. My pleasant teachers, Ms. Zeinab of history and Ms. Xinkas of home economics and Ms. Linikre of English language. I visited her in her home town in Britain. I left for Birmingham that time and I was lucky that Ms. Zeinab was my neighbour there at the same time. Where are these people!!!"

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From Rebecca Kelly - a former student of Unity High School 1960-61 - received on 8th January 2012:

"I had an intriguing time wandering through the Unity High School web site.  I was a painfully shy student there for 1-2 years, before being transferred to the newly established American Embassy School.

"In the 1970s, I worked on a memoire /manuscript, Mad Dogs and Diplomats, about the first two years of living in Khartoum.  It contains an adventure or two which occurred while I was at Unity High, including a locust "invasion" circa 1960 and a little dog which fellow student Dorothy Wise and I "smuggled" into the school compound, hoping to keep it.   Of course we were found out!

"I would be very pleased if you could put me in touch with someone who could tell me what the daily curriculum was back in the 1960-62 period."

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From Beth Weldon Trestrail - a former student of Unity High School 1962-63 - received on 12th January 2012:

"My family lived in Khartoum from July 1962 until June, 1963, and I attended Unity High School for Girls at that time. My father taught electronics at Khartoum Technical Institute under the auspices of the USAID Program, and we lived in KTI housing in Khartoum. I rode the bus to school. I attended Unity under my maiden name, Elizabeth H. Weldon.

"When I attended Unity I was the only American student. I was particular friends with Azza and Sara Aniz, sisters who lived in Khartoum. We spent our break times playing ping pong and they tried, with little success, to teach me Arabic. I remember very clearly studying French (and how warm our classroom was, since there was no air conditioning). At the awards ceremony our French class sang A La Claire Fontaine.

"I was so pleased to see photographs from this event. However, I do not recognize anyone at all from the photos tentatively dated December 1962. It seems to me that the uniform skirts are fuller and shorter than when I attended Unity, although the squared neck and white belts were the same. I believe these photos may actually be from December 1963 or later.

"Please keep up the good work with archives of Unity online - it is so wonderful for me to look back at the photos and remember the wonderful time I had there. If I can locate any photographs of myself from this time, I'll scan them and send them to you."

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