In the Westchester Libraries’ Battle of the Books competition at Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose this fall, The Rye Free Reading Room Grades 4-6 team fought valiantly for 2nd place. They were edged out by Bronxville in the final, 10-9. 

Rye’s Grades 6-10 team made it to the semifinal and lost by one point to Peekskill, which went on to win the group.

Both teams will be battle-ready for next year’s competition.

Pictured from left: Lisa Dettling, coach for the older team, Sophia Cai, Leyla Murati, Connelly Boyle, Gabrielle Diaz-Alcantara, Gina Sage, Bob Chen, Mark O’Brien, and Alaina Pimbley, coach of the younger team.