Paragon Displays Art from Bodine School Students to Support Dyslexia Awareness Month



Paragon Bank is displaying artwork from Bodine School students in the lobby of its Saddle Creek Banking Center (7600 Poplar Avenue) throughout the month of October, which is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Bodine School endeavors to help children with dyslexia read and succeed.

“At Paragon, we take great pride in our community and love having the opportunity to partner with different schools by displaying their artwork,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. “This month, we’re excited to have art from students at Bodine School showcase their talents and raise awareness for dyslexia.”

Paragon worked with Bodine School art teacher Lori Wakefield to coordinate the exhibit. The art, created by 17 students in the second through fifth grades, features Native American pictographs and will be on display for the community to view until October 31.

Student artists include Rob Gallina and Makayla Williams in second grade; Mya DeSouza, Levi Dorsey, Adrianna Libby, Brooks May, Taylor Pendleton, Lola Pera, Ciara Sernel and Virginia Unglesby in third grade; Will French, Lane McCranie, Jared Morris, Henry Shackleford, Merrick Shumaker and Grayson Simonton in fourth grade; and Mary Wilkes Dunavant in fifth grade.

About Bodine School

Based in Germantown, Tennessee, 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



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