soo-lorettoIt was 1990 when a small group of community leaders, spearheaded by 1946 Sault High alumnus Demosthenes (Denny) Booth, gathered to talk about ways to help future Sault High graduates in their pursuit of a college education.

For more than 30 years, the scholarship endowment has had ta tremendous impact on Sault High graduates attending LSSU. This is due to the generosity of Sault High and Loretto High School alumni.

The scholarship’s annual campaign also offers a unique way to honor a friend, favorite teacher, or family member. A single contribution or accumulated contributions of $250 or more entitles you to designate a name to be placed on the Sault/Loretto High School Wall of Honor virtual plaque. Today there are more than 380 individuals and graduating classes featured on the recognition plaque.

Accumulated contributions of $5,000 or more will create an annual perpetual scholarship. The names perpetual scholarships are placed on the Wall of Honor plaque and presented to deserving seniors at the Sault Area High School Academic Awards program.

Visit our Virtual Wall of Honor to see those who have been recognized and those who have named perpetual scholarships at

With your gift, you can help the talented and determined Sault High graduates reach their education and career goals. By supporting the Sault/Loretto High School Scholarship, you not only offer a special way to remember your high school and hometown but also provide an educational investment that will benefit a lifetime.

Annual scholarships are awarded in honor of the following individuals:

  • Anthony & Mabel Booth
  • Beverly Joy Brennen Booth
  • Denny Booth and Marvel-Jean Dahl Booth
  • A. John & Violet Brennen
  • John E. (Jack) ’27 & Jean Brown 
  • Gerald & Fern Coutant
  • John Feldman 
  • Maurice & Ruth Hunt
  • Robert Maurice Hunt
  • Frances Agar Lalonde
  • Knights of Pythias in Memory of Raymond Kay
  • Thomas F. Robinson
  • Sault Area High School Class of 1972
  • Emmett Tomcyek 
2022-2023 Scholarship recipients:
  • Gabrielle Gorsuch
  • Uwaoma Osumili
  • Ellie Purple
  • Jonathan Willis

Sault/Loretto High Scholarship Committee

  • Louise Armstrong
  • Denny Booth (1929 – 2015)
  • Thomas Robinson

LSSU Office of Advancement Contact:

Sharon Dorrity, Director of Donor Relations
650 West Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste Marie, MI 49783
Phone: (906) 635-2665
email: [email protected]

Loretto Group Photo

Dr. Tom Robinson (right), Sault/Loretto High School Scholarship committee chair, and members of the Sault Area High School Class of 1972 celebrate a special check presentation during their Aug. 27 class reunion at Lake Superior State University. “We appreciate the local schools and the city where we grew up,” said Mimi Wirtanen, Class of 1972 reunion committee chair. “This was a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community and to the university that many of us attended.”

Sault/Loretto High School Scholarship Donor Wall of Honor

Note: The official “Wall of Honor” plaque is displayed in the Walker Cisler Student & Conference Center

Fern and Gerald Coutant

“With the education we received in the Sault school system and Lake Superior State University, we feel blessed and honored to be able to help Sault Area High School students in their college quest at LSSU.” – Fern and Gerald Coutant