Clinton Junior High School students in Kelbey McMath's social studies class are learning about local people buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The project, called the 'Good Cemetarien' is both a history lesson and a restoration project at the same time. Last week at the Board of Education meeting, McMath described the project that is now spanning its second year.
Thanks to a grant through the Clinton Education Foundation, McMath's class is able to make a map of the cemetery through GPS receivers they have. He credits his students for their approach to the project when they've been out at the cemetery.
Last week, students cleaned the headstones of the cemetery. McMath found materials that are safe for the stones.
McMath recently won the Illinois State Historical Society's Teacher of the Year award.