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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 first annual Senior Girls Volleyball Tournament was held in 1998 and is still going strong today!
Honouring Glen Nelson
Glen Nelson was a highly successful professional basketball player and coach. In 1985, Nelson won the President’s Award for top graduating male athlete from the University of Regina. Additionally, he was the Cougars’ all-time scoring and rebounding leader at the time of graduation, with an average of 18.0 points and 9.2 rebounds in 79 games. Nelson was a four-time MVP and three-time conference all-star. He played professional basketball in Australia and returned to Regina to play with Regina Shamrock Sports. Later, he resumed his professional career in Germany and Australia from 1991 to 1999. He spent one season in Austria coaching a professional women’s team. He has also coached his daughters in community leagues and high school, including the Winston Knoll Wolverines. Along with coaching, Nelson has officiated community and high school basketball in Regina.