The high school’s literary magazine, Perspective, has been awarded first place by the American Scholastic Press Association for the second year in a row. The magazine was judged on many criteria, including breadth of content, quality of work, layout and originality. The magazine earned perfect scores in several categories for a total score of 905 out of a possible 1,000 points.

“The editors and staff members of Perspective work hard all year promoting the arts within our school and community,” said David Coonan, Perspective’s advisor. “It’s wonderful that the writers and artists who contributed to this award-winning magazine have the opportunity to be recognized for their passions, and it speaks volumes about the level of talent that is here in Locust Valley.”

Coonan explained that the club gives high school students the opportunity to share their talents with the community, and the club’s officers are the ones who make that happen. “They should be very proud of this achievement,” he said.

In addition to the literary magazine, the club hosts Spotlight Night, a coffee house-style talent night where students can sing, play instruments, recite poetry and express their creativity in a supportive atmosphere.

Congratulations to the entire Perspective staff on their first-place award!