Honoring Betsy Gumustop
The Bethlehem Central Odyssey of the Mind team has made a fantastic donation of
$1500 to the NYSOMA Scholarship Fund in memory of Betsy Gumustop.
The following letter was received from Rebecca Beiter, Bethlehem Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator.
Dear Odyssey Friends,
The Bethlehem Central Odyssey of the Mind team is happy to make a donation of
$1500 to the NYSOMA Scholarship Fund in memory of Betsy Gumustop. Betsy was a devoted Odyssey of the Mind coach and Program Coordinator for many years in the Bethlehem Central School District. She was devoted to the program and known for her matter-of-fact style and unwavering encouragement. The Bethlehem students grew under her leadership, from her intensive Spontaneous workshops to her supportive long term problem critiques. Her legacy has left an indelible mark on our Odyssey program.
When Betsy passed away earlier this year, her husband wanted to make sure students would continue to benefit from Odyssey of the Mind. He therefore asked for donations to our Odyssey program in lieu of flowers. Through the generosity of Betsy's friends and family, we are able to make this donation as well as individual donations to graduating Bethlehem students who showed dedication to the program through the years.
We hope the recipients of this donation will continue to live creatively as they pursue their college educations.
Bethlehem Odyssey of the Mind Coordinator