Howland Library Team Wins Battle of the Books

Dutchess County teams take top three spots

The Beacon Bees took first place in the 11th annual Battle of the Books Competition on Saturday, Sept. 12, at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel. The seven-hour competition involved student teams from 23 libraries within the five counties of the Mid-Hudson Library System competed. The team from Wappingers Falls took second place and Poughkeepsie placed third.

The Beacon Bees being recognized as winners of the 2015 Battle of the Books (photo provided)

The Beacon Bees being recognized as winners of the 2015 Battle of the Books (photo provided)

The Beacon team was coached by Tom and Kristen Rigney and sponsored by the Friends of the Howland Library. The Beacon Bees is Emmanuel Arubuike, William Dambra, Angelina Finateri, Emmanuel Gonzalez, Ezra Hubbard, Patrick Lewis, Maggie McGarry, Marisa Morgues and Cleveland Wright. Student coaches are Ezekiel Arubuike, Autumn Lennon, Rachel Ng and Katherine Webster. The emcee was Zachary DiGregorio and the scorekeeper was Ella Lewis.

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