ORRVILLE — The Orrville Community Chorus Board of Trustees has awarded a $1,000 Victor Gerber Memorial Music Scholarship to Trevor Walton. A graduate of Orrville High School, Walton’s plans include pursuing a bachelor of fine arts degree in musical theater at Kent State University.

Walton was very active in the Orrville High School drama and music departments. He was a member of the symphonic choir and the show choir, and was a Drama Club Thespian Society officer. He choreographed performances for both the show choir and the drama department.

Extracurricular activities included National Honor Society, Student Council, Earth Science Club, Conservation of Parks, Students Together Accepting No Discrimination, Stem Club, class officer, and varsity golf. Walton also studied voice and dance, and participated in Akron Civic Theatre productions.

This scholarship honors Victor Gerber, former music director for the Dalton Local Schools and the founder and former director of the Orrville Community Chorus.

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. Proceeds from the Orrville Community Chorus’ annual presentation of "Messiah" by George Frideric Handel fund the scholarship.

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.