soo-lorettoIt was 1990 when a small group of community leaders gathered to talk about helping Sault High graduates reach their goal of a college education. The idea of creating a scholarship supported by Sault Area High School and Loretto High School alumni was spearheaded by 1946 Sault High grad, Demosthenes (Denny) Booth. Denny’s father, Anthony Demosthenes Booth, planted a seed within his son, stating: “If you leave the Soo and become successful, remember your hometown.”

Since its inception, the scholarship has reached an endowment level of over $300,000. Thanks to the many Sault High and Loretto High alumni, who support education opportunities for the local community, many deserving Sault High graduates receive scholarship awards while attending Lake Superior State University.

A single contribution or accumulated contributions of $250 or more entitles you to designate your name or that of a special person in your life to be placed on the Sault/Loretto High School Wall of Honor plaque displayed in the LSSU Walker Cisler Student and Conference Center. Accumulated contributions of $5,000 or more will create an annual perpetual scholarship in honor of an individual named by the donor.

Will you join us to help your local, talented and determined young people reach their goals by supporting the Sault/Loretto High School Scholarship? Your gift not only offers a special way to remember your hometown; it provides an educational opportunity that will last a lifetime.

I am so thankful for receiving this scholarship to help make it possible for me to attend college. I am a first generation student and come from a family of nine kids. The generosity of Sault and Loretto High School alumni have aided me in being one step closer to achieving my dreams of attending medical school!

Heather GreggSenior, Biology/Pre-Medicine

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) Brown – Class of 1927
  • Gerald & Fern Coutant
  • John Feldman 1957 – 1959
  • Maurice & Ruth Hunt
  • Robert Maurice Hunt
  • Frances Agar Lalonde
  • Knights of Pythias in Memory of Raymond Kay
  • Thomas F. Robinson
  • Emmett Tomcyek 
2021-2022 Recipients:
  • Kaitlyn Edington
  • Michael Goldenbogen
  • Mary Henry
  • Ann Knecht
  • Kristen Laprade
  • Bradley MacArthur
  • Kensey Micolo
  • Kara Mosher
  • Rebekka Ranta
  • Cassidee Smith

Sault/Loretto High Scholarship Committee

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

LSSU Foundation 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

The Sault High School Class of 1972 donates $3,000 to the Sault / Loretto High School Scholarship Fund. “We appreciate the local schools and the city where we grew up,” said Mimi Wirtanen, reunion committee chair. “This was a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community.”

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