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Paragon Hosts Bodine Student Art in Support of Dyslexia Awareness Month


Paragon National Bank will once again display artwork from Bodine School in its Saddle Creek banking center (7600 Poplar Avenue) during October. Bodine School, located in Germantown, provides an educational experience that focuses on teaching Mid-South children with dyslexia to read and succeed. This is the second consecutive year that Paragon has worked with Bodine to select and display student art in the bank during Dyslexia Awareness Month.

“We’re thrilled that we can display more artwork from Bodine students during October,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon. “It’s always fun for our team to have the opportunity to work with the school’s phenomenal teachers and creative students. Bodine is an important part of our community and we’re happy to help shine the spotlight on these very talented children.”

Paragon worked with art teacher Lori Wakefield to display self-portrait paintings by 20 students in the first and second grades. The Renaissance and Leonardo da Vinci themed work will be on display in the main lobby of the bank’s Saddle Creek banking center until October 31st.

The artwork was created by Helen Craig, Taylor Pendleton, Lola Pera, Nate Polly, Braden Walker, Bennett Walpole, Virginia Unglesby and Dariush Zafer in the first grade. Artists in the second grade include Clayton Blackedge, Emiko Dallas, Kalan French, Will French, Harry Hutchins, Lily McCollum, Jared Morris, Mia Sappington, Grayson Simonton, Rachel Spain, Hil Thompson and Wilson Thompson.

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