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Did You Know?
Through the A Time To Build capital campaign, we have added 46,897 square feet of space to Luther College High School, including the Semple gymnasium - the largest high school gym in Regina.
When the College was first looking to relocate from Melville to Regina, it considered land at College & Winnipeg, College & Broad, and 23rd & Albert, finally settling on 18 acres of land on the west end of property owned by Government House, now called Royal Street.
The Tuck Shop for snacks was at the bottom of the south stairs going to what is now the cafeteria. The legendary beans in a cone were considered a healthier & cheaper alternative to what students purchased across the street at the Aintree.
The choral tradition at Luther began in 1914. In addition to in-school performances, the choir has shared its ministry of music with many congregations across Canada and has performed regularly on local and national radio and television shows, at contests and festivals.
Luther students, even though from diverse social and cultural backgrounds, have the opportunity to be part of tightly woven community of students, parents, alumni, teachers and staff. Typically 12% of the school’s student body originates from outside of Canada.
The first LIT was held on January 31, 1953. That year it was a one-day tournament involving sixteen teams from Southern Saskatchewan. All preliminary games were played cross court, two games at a time.
The first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
Students admitted to Luther College are not required to be Lutheran or Christian. By welcoming students of all faiths and religious backgrounds, Luther College enjoys a richly diverse student body.
Dr. Meredith Cherland
Dr. Meredith Cherland, in her second term of service, has served on the Board of Regents since 2011. She is a retired university professor who served the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina from 1978-2011 as a teacher, researcher, and senior administrator.
Dr. Cherland has been a friend of Luther College since 1975. Both her children, Elisabeth (HS’97) and Benjamin (HS’01), are alumni of Luther College High School, and her husband Carl served as Music Director for thirty-three years, retiring in 2008. At Luther College’s University campus, Meredith helped produce seven Elizabethan Evenings throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s, and has sung in the Luther Bach Choir for more than thirty years.
Meredith believes that “Luther College exemplifies the best kind of progressive Christian education, characterized by academic excellence, compassionate teaching, and global connection.” As a member of the Board of Regents, she works “to help Luther serve a diversity of students, and to strengthen Luther for a long future of service.”
Meredith is active at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Regina, Saskatchewan where she is a member of the Justice and Peace Committee, the Refugee Sponsorship Committee, and the Church Choir. She has also published two books on literacy education, and many articles on gender and the teaching of language and literature. She is most passionate about teaching for social justice in K-12 classrooms.