The week leading up to the legendary, now 88-year football matchup between Rye and Harrison is one of the most fun of the year at One Parsons Street. The Garnets have a schedule of themes that the students take to heart. They pull out the leis for Hawaiian Day; cover themselves in red, white, and blue for Patriotic Day; don pink and green for Preppie Day; get creative with Decades Day; and at the end of the week, cover themselves head to toe in the school colors for Garnet and Black Day. And each grade participates in the hall decorating contest.

Principal Patty Taylor sums up the celebrated week, “I look forward to the Rye/Harrison tradition each year. It is the excitement and involvement of the students that brings a new energy to this event.”

  • Annette McLoughlin