Did You Know?
Luther College High School is recognized as one of the four best university preparatory schools in western Canada with as many as 96% of Luther graduates pursuing post-secondary educations.
Luther graduates have gone on to universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Pennsylvania State, McGill, Queen’s and other renowned educational institutions throughout Canada, North America and the world.
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 first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
The gym officially opened July 8, 1951. The Sunday afternoon celebration, attended by 1,500 people, featured speeches followed by an evening celebration with another 1,500 people in attendance to hear the Luther Choir and the RCMP Band.
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.
Did you know there is a 3rd floor to the boy's dorm? It was traditionally assigned to upper level students who were more mature & responsible. Students who lived up there in the 1940’s confessed, in hushed tones, to having a radio when those devices were against school policy.
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.
Graduation is a special time of year. Right now, we are getting ready to celebrate as a community the achievements of our graduating students and send them off to their post-secondary lives. Our Baccalaureate service (what we call graduation) recognizes these students in a special ceremony at the end of June each year.
Graduation marks students' departure from Luther, but also marks the beginning of a new chapter in their lives, as many go on to University, College, work or travel. We thought you might be interested in what some of our students are planning to do after graduation.
The class of 2018 comprises 95 graduates. Of those 95 graduates, 40 are planning to attend the University of Regina next year. About 10 are going to the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. So that's about 50% staying in Saskatchewan! The other 50% are planning to attend such diverse schools as the University of Toronto, Ithaca College (New York), OCAD (Ontario College of Art and Design), University of Alberta, University of Ottawa, UBC, Sheridan College (Toronto), the RCMP Depot here in Regina, Dalhousie University (Halifax), the University of Calgary, and Western University in London, Ontario.
And what will they be studying? Our grads this year have stated their future plans as everything from Psychology to Engineering to Medicine to Education. Some want to be vets, or work for Doctors Without Borders or the United Nations. Some want to work in business, and some want to work in environemntal protection. It's quite a range!
While most of our grads go on to University, not all do (at least not right away!): some decide to take a year off to travel or work, while others decide to pursue their passions in areas such as auto mechanics, welding, pipe fitting, cosmetology, and early childhood education at technical institutes or trade schools. All of these are worthy pursuits and we encourage our students to do what they love, to find their vocation by focusing on their God-given gifts and talents.