Eight high school seniors from Fairfield recently received the Fairfield County Children's Choir Choral Scholar Award for "their commitment to choral music, composition and scholarship," according to a news release from the choir.

The recipients, who have been choir members since the fourth grade, include Emily Austin; Nina Carter; Catherine Clair; Sarah Hindenach; Daniela Mayer; Morgan Morse; Cassandra Robinson; and Charlotte Weber.

The award is given to recognize nine years of participation in the program and taking its lessons in individual vocal technique, choral technique, music literacy, music history, choral repertoire and performance experience, according to a choir official.