Teams Off to Battle of Books

Regional competition takes place Sept. 17

Students from Philipstown and Beacon will travel to Columbia-Greene Community College in Hudson on Saturday, Sept. 17, to compete in the 12th Annual Battle of the Books against two dozen other libraries in the Mid-Hudson Library System.

The Beacon Bees are the defending champions in the event, which draws some 200 students in grades 6 to 9. Participants read eight select books over the summer and compete in trivia battles about them.

The Cold Spring Cavaliers are Owen Carmacino, Beatrice Corio, Aoife Fortuna, Niamh Fortuna, Maya Gelber, Ranauq Kapoor, Sophia Kottman, Rowan Kuzminski, Lorelei McCarthy, Aurora McKee, Kate Meisner, Luke Parella, Patrick Reinhardt, Sadie Remilard and Josephine Russell Jarmusch.

The team is coached by Aidan Cimino, a Haldane High School student, and Maureen McGrath, head of youth services at the Butterfield Library in Cold Spring.

The Beacon Bees are Emmanuel Arubuike, Danny Barry, Angelina Finateri, Ezra Hubbard, Patrick Lewis, Audrey Lewis, Elijah McKible, Penny Rigney, Aiden Tripaldi and Cleveland Wright. The team is coached by Tom and Kristen Rigney.

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