A coach, teacher, and administrator, Sam Dubow originally came to the United States as a Russian orphan and later became the principal of Sault Area High School from 1964 – 1979. During his tenure, he was instrumental in the development of the vocational education and alternative education programs. He also was involved in the construction of the present high school building. His outstanding service to his community, to coaching, and to his profession led to his induction into the Michigan Education Hall of Fame and to the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame. The Sam Dubow Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to a Sault Area High School graduate(s) who exemplifies character and integrity through leadership skills, generosity, school involvement, respect of their faculty and classmates and dedication to their community.