Locust Valley High School’s Mini Theater was recently transformed into a coffee house atmosphere, complete with dim lighting, student artwork, coffee and pastries and of course, open mic night.

Students performed original poetry, sang cover songs and played instruments as a relaxed audience listened and cheered them on. For some, it was their first time performing, while others have performed in school plays and concerts.

Sponsored by the student-run literary magazine Perspective, students organized the event from start to finish with the guidance of the magazine’s advisor, Dave Coonan.  The casual performances at this annual event provide an opportunity for students to showcase their own talents in an environment that may be more comfortable for them than the big stage.  It is also a great way for student creativity to shine.