Did You Know?
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.
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.
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 first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
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.
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.
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.
The International Baccalaureate provides an enriched curriculum that both covers and extends beyond regular Saskatchewan curricula in its depth and detail. It emphasizes the development of the necessary critical skills that university-bound students need to master: reflecting, inquiring, thinking, analyzing and evaluating.
The Dilawri Foundation, established by cofounders Ajay, Tony and Kap Dilawri, gave a half-million dollar donation to Luther College High School. The donation will establish the Dilawri Award for Students of Promise for students of academic promise who would not otherwise be able to afford to attend Luther College High School due to financial constraints. As an alum, Ajay Dilawri has a strong connection to Luther College High School.
“Luther College offers a variety of scholarships, bursaries and financial aid programs to assist families. This gift goes a long way towards enhancing our College’s ability to educate students from all financial backgrounds,” says Luther College President Dr. Bryan Hillis. “The Dilawri Foundation’s generosity to Luther will have a positive impact on the daily lives of up to seven of our students every year.”
Luther’s reputation for delivering a high-quality education within a Christian context makes it one of the most academically respected high schools in Saskatchewan—producing graduates who impact lives, become well-respected community leaders and make significant contributions to society. Luther is proud to be the alma mater for Ajay Dilawri and others in the Dilawri family.
“We are proud to support organizations that provide equal access to education regardless of a student’s financial situation. Investing in Regina’s youth is special to our family as we have strong personal and business ties through Dilawri Group of Companies,” says Ajay Dilawri. “I know personally that Luther College offers a liberal arts education that centers on individual attention, teaching excellence, and a global perspective in learning. The Dilawri Foundation believes in those values.”