Graduation stories

Did You Know?

  • In the late 1920's, during an in-house baseball tournament, Rex Schneider entered a team called "Prof Schneider's Battling Lions." This is the first hint that someday Luther teams would be known as the Lions.  

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

Graduation is a special time of year. Recently, the Luther community celebrated the achievements of our graduating students and sent 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. 

From left to right in the picture above, we have 5 outstanding grads: Tatianna, Dana, Maria, Anne, and Sarah. Tatianna is planning to study Philosophy at the University of Regina next year; Dana is going into Business Administration, also at the U of R; Maria is studying science through Luther College at the U of R, with the goal of becoming a doctor; Anne is studying Theatre at the University of Victoria next year; and Sarah wants to be a Social Studies teacher -- she is taking Education next year at the U of R. 

From Left to Right, above we have: Justin, Tommy, William, Wil, and Jarrett. Each one of them is doing something different next year. Justin is planning to become an Environmental Engineer, studying at the University of Regina; Tommy will be studying Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan; William is undertaking a vocal performance degree (specializing in Opera) at the University of Regina's faculty of Media, Art, and Performance; Wil is planning on studying Engineering at the University of Regina this fall, before hopefully transferring to the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) next year; and Jarrett is planning to do a degree in Business Administration at the U of R. 

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. 

Lusajo receives his diploma from Dr. Anderson, our Principal. Lusajo is planning to study Economics at the U of R in the fall.