In stiff national competition with high school entries from across the country, our Locust Valley High School Literary Magazine, Perspective, earned a first-place award from the American Scholastic Press Association for the 2010 edition of the magazine. This award comes on the heels of the magazine receiving second place honors last year in the same competition. “We are very proud that our efforts to improve were recognized,” said Perspective advisor Ms. Amy Rosenbaum.

For the first time, the 2010 edition of Perspective was submitted recently to another competition, the Columbia Scholastic Press Association competition. Much to our delight, the editors and writers of Perspective distinguished themselves once again by earning a silver medal! 

The literary magazine, written, edited, and designed by students, was judged in the categories of layout, organization, writing, artwork, editing, and more.  

Ted Cannone, K-12 Coordinator for English Language Arts and Reading in the Locust Valley Central School District said that the awards given to Perspective are a testament to the talent of the Locust Valley High School student body. “Ms. Rosenbaum and her staff exemplify the spirit of creativity and dedication that mark great literary magazines.  They brought out the best in the contributors and in themselves,” he said. 

Congratulations to the Perspective staff, their advisor, and all the contributors on a job extremely well done!