Students from throughout the Port Jefferson School District helped bring holiday spirit to the Village of Port Jefferson during the annual Dickens Festival from Dec. 6-8. Spectacular musical performances by the Edna Louise Spear Elementary School select choir, Port Jefferson Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade string orchestra and Earl L. Vandermeulen High School chamber choir, orchestra and holiday jazz trio filled the First Presbyterian Church on Main Street.
On Dec. 7, members of the Port Jefferson Middle School Drama Club, led by club president Cole Fortier and co-advisers Mary LaSita and Loraine Serabian, performed select songs from the musical “Oliver,” based on the Charles Dickens novel “Oliver Twist.”
Additionally, four students from the middle school and high school were named winners of the Dickens Poetry Contest. The young authors recited their original works on the festival’s opening evening.