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Paragon Supports Dyslexia Awareness Month Through Bodine Student Art


Paragon Bank will display Bodine School student art in its Saddle Creek banking center (7600 Poplar Avenue) during October to help raise awareness for Dyslexia Awareness Month. Bodine School, located in Germantown, strives to help children with dyslexia read and succeed.

“We’re honored to partner with such a great school and cause for three years in a row,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. “The students and faculty at Bodine School are so talented, and it’s a privilege to display their work to raise awareness for this learning disorder that affects people of all ages in our community.”

Paragon worked with Bodine School art teacher Lori Wakefield to display an assortment of art mediums, including watercolor, charcoal and collage. The art, created by 49 students in the second through fifth grades, will be on display for the community to enjoy in the main lobby of the bank until October 31.

Student artists include Helen Craig, Thomas Hathcock, Adrianna Libby, Emma Claire Mackey, Ian Passman, Taylor Pendleton, Lola Pera, Nate Polly, Lola Poole, Ciara Sernel and Dariush Zafer in second grade; Jesse Ammons, Jordan Beasley, Michael Bright, Presley Carrol, Emiko Dallas, Luke Early, Kaylan French, Harry Hutchins, Keira Ligon, Lily McCollum, Jared Morris, Emily Nunn, Henry Shackelford, Sara Shepard, Grayson Simonton, Rachael Spain, Hil Thompson and Wilson Thompson in third grade; Brandon Baker, Caleb Caraway, Caleb Degan, Kent Dinh, Mary Wilkes Dunavant, Cooper Dye, Lilly Graham, Lauren Miller, Ruby Nahmais, Sarah Palmer, Kennise Wilkins and Adam Williams in fourth grade; and Melina Anastassatos, Abigail Arnold, Avery Barber, Ava Evans, Harrison Keller, Michael Owen Lopez, Robert Rainer and Charlie Shackelford in fifth grade.

About Bodine School

Based in Germantown, Tenn., Bodine School provides an independent, educational experience that allows the dyslexic mind to thrive through a challenging and thought-provoking curriculum. The school’s mission is to lead the Mid-South in teaching children with dyslexia to read and succeed. For more information, visit bodineschool.org.

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