Paragon Employees Sweeten the Day for Hawkins Mill Students

Paragon Bank visited Ms. Kimberly Martin’s third grade class at Hawkins Mill Elementary School this February to celebrate Valentine’s Day. This was the first visit of 2015 and marks the 10th year in a row that Paragon Bank has sponsored Martin’s classroom.

“Our team had a wonderful time visiting the students and giving them some sweet goodies to celebrate Valentine’s Day,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Bank. “We always enjoy the time spent with Ms. Martin and her students, and this trip was no different.”

During the visit, Paragon employees Jeanine Gipson, Steve Maury, Haley Overcast, Jarmila Reed and Lisa Word helped the students make Valentine crafts and play Valentine bingo. Additionally, the bank also donated classroom supplies to Ms. Martin and handed out goody bags to each student.

 

Paragon Celebrates Halloween with Hawkins Mill Students

Paragon Bank visited Ms. Kimberly Martin’s third grade class at Hawkins Mill Elementary School to celebrate Halloween with her students. For the past nine years, Paragon Bank has adopted Martin’s classroom at Hawkins Mill, which is located in Frayser and serves students in kindergarten through sixth grade.

“Our team loved dressing up in costumes and spending time with the kids,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Bank. “Through this unique partnership, we’re able to create special memories with Ms. Martin and her students, and we look forward to our next visit in a few months.”

During the Halloween visit, Paragon employees Donna Bain, Lisa Barden, Deborah Howell and Haley Overcast helped students decorate mini pumpkins and played Halloween-themed games with the class. Additionally, Paragon presented goody bags filled with candy and school supplies to the students and classroom supplies to Martin.

 

Paragon Celebrates the End of School with Hawkins Mill

Paragon Bank made its final visit of the school year to Ms. Kimberly Martin’s first grade classroom at Hawkins Mill Elementary School on May 21. The visit marked the conclusion of the eighth straight year that Paragon has sponsored Martin’s classroom.

“Our team enjoys the annual visits to Ms. Martin’s classroom, and we had a great time with her first graders this year,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. “Paragon prides itself on bettering the community through service in and outside of the office, and our team is already looking forward to working with Ms. Martin’s students next year.”

Paragon employees Penny Hill, Anita Meyers, Wes Minton, Haley Overcast and Tracey Thesmar celebrated the students’ last day of school by reading the story The Very Lonely Firefly, creating a firefly craft and handing out snacks. Additionally, Paragon left the students with goody bags and provided Martin with school supplies for the upcoming school year.

Paragon Employees Make Valentine’s Day Visit to Hawkins Mill Students

Paragon National Bank visited Hawkins Mill Elementary School to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Ms. Kimberly Martin’s class. This the eighth year in a row that Paragon has sponsored Martin’s classroom by making seasonal visits throughout the year.

“Our employees always look forward to visiting Ms. Martin and her students, and this trip was no exception,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon National Bank. “We build great relationships with the kids throughout the school year and we’re grateful to have the opportunity to continue our sponsorship of Hawkins Mill.”

During the visit, Paragon employees Penny Hill, Haley Overcast and Scott Penny helped the students with Valentine’s Day-themed crafts and played games. The bank also donated classroom supplies, like paper and dry erase markers, to Martin.

Paragon Kicks Off New School Year with Hawkins Mill Students

Paragon National Bank celebrated the start of the 2013 – 2014 school year by visiting Ms. Kimberly Martin’s class at Hawkins Mill Elementary School to meet the first grade students. This is the eighth year in a row that Paragon has supported Martin’s classroom by making trips throughout the school year. During the visits, Paragon employees provide snacks, games and a craft activity for her students to enjoy.

“Our team is very excited to sponsor Ms. Martin’s classroom again this year,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon National Bank. “Our visits to Hawkins Mill are always the highlight of our staff’s week and we’re eager to build strong relationships with all of her students during this school year.”

During Paragon’s first visit, employees Penny Hill, Haley Overcast, Tracey Thesmar and Sharon Tigner introduced themselves to the students and read the book “Owl Babies.” Afterward, the staff helped the students create handprint owls and taught them about coin value during a game of coin Bingo. Before wrapping up the visit, Paragon provided snacks and goody bags to the students and donated classroom supplies to Martin.

Paragon Employees Celebrate School’s End with Hawkins Mill Students

Paragon National Bank visited Ms. Kimberly Martin’s third grade students at Hawkins
Mill Elementary School for the final time during the 2012 – 2013 school year.
The visit marked the completion of Paragon’s seventh consecutive year of
sponsoring Martin’s classroom.

“Our team values the
relationship we have built with Ms. Martin and her students,” said Robert Shaw,
Chief Executive Officer at Paragon National Bank. “We’ve enjoyed watching all
of the students mature over the years and look forward to continuing our
partnership next year.”

Last month, Paragon
employees Ashley Cullum, Haley Overcast and Nancy Walls visited Martin’s
classroom, where they helped the students make handprint sand crabs, play word
games and celebrate the last day of school.

During the 2012 – 2013
school year, Paragon visited Martin’s classroom on four occasions, each time
playing games, making crafts and providing snacks to the students. During the
bank’s first visit, employees marked the start of the new year by introducing
themselves to students and distributing school supplies. In December, Paragon
coordinated a holiday trip, which included a surprise appearance from Santa and
stockings for each student. The bank’s third visit included a Valentine’s Day
celebration, in which employees helped students create handprint bouquets and
played a holiday-themed game of bingo.

Paragon Employees Participate in Junior Achievement Program with Hawkins Mill

Paragon National Bank employees Lisa Barden and Patrick O’Hearn recently helped teach Ms.
Martin’s third grade class at Hawkins Mill Elementary School about real world
economics through a six-week Junior Achievement program. For seven consecutive
years, Paragon has sponsored Martin’s classroom by making seasonal visits
throughout the year to play games and make crafts with the students.

“Paragon has a strong relationship
with Ms. Martin’s classroom and we are proud of Lisa and Patrick for devoting
time through Junior Achievement to teach her students about such significant
and timely topics,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon.

Barden, First Vice President of
Treasury Management, has worked with the Junior Achievement program for ten
years. O’Hearn, Vice President of Private Banking, was recruited by Barden to
get involved with the Junior Achievement program this year.

During the six-week program,
Barden and O’Hearn taught students in Martin’s class about the zones within a
community, how buildings are constructed and the role of a city planner. In
addition, the students were given the opportunity to become entrepreneurs by
opening a restaurant of their own and learned about reporting when they created
a classroom newspaper. To end the year, the class learned about basic banking
concepts, which included how to make a deposit, write a check and balance an
account.

“The relationship we have with Ms.
Martin at Hawkins Mill and Junior Achievement is fantastic,” said Barden. “We
are lucky to be involved with this wonderful program that teaches kids
real-world economic concepts, and we truly enjoyed getting to know some of the
students on an individual basis.”

Paragon Employees Make Valentine’s Day Special for Students

Paragon National Bank recently
visited Hawkins Mill Elementary School to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Ms.
Kimberly Martin’s class. The trip, which is the third time that Paragon has
visited the school this year, is part of the bank’s ongoing sponsorship of
Martin’s classroom.

“This is the seventh consecutive year that Paragon
has sponsored Ms. Martin’s classroom and our employees truly value the
relationships that they’ve been able to build with the students,” said Robert
Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon National Bank.

During the bank’s latest visit, Mike Edwards, Mary
Jackson, Gordin McMurtry, Haley Overcast, Lewis Perkins, Jarmila Reed and
Sharon Tigner helped create handprint bouquets with students and played a
Valentine’s Day-themed game of bingo. The bank also provided cookies and juice
for the students to enjoy, while employees distributed goody bags filled with
candy, pencils, erasers and other school supplies.

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is the Memphis region’s most service-oriented and locally focused bank. Paragon
provides individuals and small to mid-sized businesses and their owners with a
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online and in person. Paragon stands out in the crowd of Memphis banks with its
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Paragon Employees Make Annual Holiday Visit to Hawkins Mill Elementary

Paragon National Bank recently
visited Ms. Kimberly Martin’s class at Hawkins Mill Elementary for an afternoon
filled with crafts, gifts and a special visit from Santa. This is the seventh
consecutive year that Paragon has sponsored Martin’s classroom by visiting
students throughout the school year.

“Our visits to Ms. Martin’s classroom are always a
highlight for our employees,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of
Paragon National Bank. “This trip was especially fun because they were able to
brighten the holiday season for these deserving students.”

During the latest visit, Paragon employees Lisa
Barden, Dave Biter, Margie Smith and Haley Overcast decorated popsicle stick
ornaments, read holiday stories and distributed gifts to the students. In
addition, Biter, a Personal Banker for Paragon, helped orchestrate a surprise
visit from Santa.

Each student also received a special stocking that
included a holiday-themed picture book, pencils, erasers and candy. In
addition, bank employees also gave Martin notebook paper, paper towels, pencils
and folders for use in her classroom.

Paragon employees pose with the students of Ms. Martin’s 3rd grade class.

Paragon Employees Celebrate New School Year at Hawkins Mill

Paragon National Bank recently visited Ms.
Kimberly Martin’s third grade class at Hawkins Mill Elementary to meet the
students and celebrate the start of a new school year. This is the seventh
consecutive year that the bank has sponsored Martin’s classroom by making seasonal
visits throughout the year, each time playing games, making crafts and
providing snacks.

“Our visits to Ms. Martin’s classroom are very meaningful to
our employees,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of Paragon National
Bank. “We’re excited to witness the development of these students throughout
the year and hope they look forward to our time together as much as we do.”

During Paragon’s first visit, employees Haley Overcast, Lisa
Word, Nancy Walls, Steve Maury, Joyce Davis and Sue Ann Boehme introduced
themselves to students and distributed school supplies, including paper towels,
hand sanitizer, tissues and notebook paper. The employees and students played
games and worked together to create “dog-eared” bookmarks for the students to
use throughout the year. Following the activities, students enjoyed snacks
provided by the bank.

Lisa Word, Nancy Walls, Joyce Davis, Sue Ann Boehme and Steve Maury with Ms. Martin’s 3rd grade class.