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 width=Hard times fell on Clinton High School and the community a few weeks ago when a 17-year old student passed away.

At the Tuesday night Clinton Board of Education meeting, Clinton High School leaders were commended for the way they handled a very difficult situation after the sudden passing of senior Evan Workman. It was the Board's first meeting since the tragic event took place, and Board Vice-President, John Blythe complimented Clinton High School Principal Jerry Wayne for the way he handled the situation. He says "you could not have made any more right moves".

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Since Wayne (picture bottom left) was named Principal at the start of the year, his message has been the students and faculty of the high school are a family. Blythe says that message could not have been any more evident when the news of what had happened began to spread.

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 width=The school board and those in attendance recognized a moment of silence before the meeting began.

The visitation for Evan Workman was held at Clinton High School's gymnasium and the scheduled three hour visitation had over a thousand people attend and lasted well past the 8 pm scheduled finish, into the early morning hours.

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