The head of the Clinton School district says the death of 17-year old Evan Workman "is a tragedy above any proportion I could have thought".
The Clinton community learned late Saturday evening of the death of Workman and Superintendent Dr. Jeff Holmes says when he was first informed by Principal Jerry Wayne of the news he was left speechless and devastated.
Upon learning of the passing, Wayne opened up the high school for students to come and gather to remember and share their stories. Dr. Holmes says Wayne has always preached making the high school a family, and he applauds his efforts over the weekend to bring together the students and staff who make up that family.
To remember Workman, Wayne has encouraged his students to write or draw things to remember Evan. Those pieces will be put together in a scrap book and given to his parents, Randy and Tammy Workman of Clinton. There is also a banner up in the high school commons to remember Evan.
Dr. Holmes indicates over 25 counselors are on hand this week at the school to talk with students. He explains the high school's auditorium has been opened up to students who need someone to talk to.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by Calvert Funeral Homes of Clinton. Visitation will be held from 5-8 on Wednesday at the Clinton High School gymnasium. The funeral will be held at 11am on Thursday and the First Christian Church in Clinton with Ernie Harvey, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Clinton, IL.
Memorials can be made to the Evan B Workman Memorial Fund.