The Orrville Community Chorus awards Victor Gerber Music Scholarship

The Orrville Community Chorus awards Victor Gerber Music Scholarship
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Savannah Johns, an Orrville High School graduate, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

                        

The Orrville Community Chorus board of trustees announced the 2019 recipient of the Victor Gerber Memorial Music Scholarship. This scholarship honors Victor Gerber, former music director for the Dalton Local Schools and the founder and former director of the Orrville Community Chorus.

This year’s recipient is Savannah Johns, an Orrville High School graduate. She has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship.

Johns is the daughter of Aaron and Julie Johns. She is planning to pursue a degree in worship ministry at Asbury University. She was active in the Orrville High School music department as a member of the concert band, marching band, jazz band, symphonic choir and women’s choir. She also participated in Drama Club musicals and the pit band.

Other music activities included the Tri-County Honors Band and Choir, OMEA Solo & Ensemble Contest, a member of her church worship team and a church youth worship leader. Extracurricular activities included National Honor Society, Science Olympiad, Academic Challenge and Student Leadership.

Scholarships are awarded to seniors graduating from a Wayne County high school who demonstrate outstanding participation in music activities, academic achievement and leadership, and who will begin post-secondary education in the fall following graduation.

Since the inception of this award in 2003, thirty-four scholarships totaling $35,000 have been presented to students representing 10 Wayne County school districts. Proceeds from the Orrville Community Chorus’ annual presentation of “Messiah” by George Frideric Handel fund the scholarship.

The 2019 performance of “Messiah” by the Orrville Community Chorus will be Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. at Central Christian School, 3970 Kidron Road, Kidron.

Visit the chorus website at www.orrvillecommunitychorus.org for information about the performance and the Victor Gerber Memorial Music Scholarship. Donor information for those wanting to support the Orrville Community Chorus performance and scholarship is available on the website.


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