On November 22, Gateway lost one of its biggest supporters, Beth Palmatier. Beth served as our school secretary for many years, but more importantly she was our friend, advocate, cheerleader and motivator. Her impact on our students can not be overstated. In 2016 Beth was awarded the "Outstanding Advocate Award" by the Michigan Alternative Education Organization, a worthy accomplishment.
In tribute to Beth our students created a memory tree. Current and former students submitted memories of Beth which were printed our and made into flowers and leaves to decorate the tree.