Paragon Project

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Deshawn Goncalves has been moving us all with his performances on American Idol. Here on Music Journeys, Goncalves will share what the experience has been like so far and reflect on his time with the Paragon Project.

Update: Both Deshawn Goncalves and Tryzdin Grubbs received "Yes" votes from the judges. Here are links to their full auditions courtesy of American Idol.

The Fort Hayes-based Paragon Project releases new music Friday, hosting a virtual listening experience. Friday night's virtual release takes place at 7 on the group's social media channels and YouTube. 


The Paragon Project celebrates its third full-length music release this weekend. Based at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center, high school students write and record their own songs to communicate about issues in their lives and foster dialogue for listeners. 

Dan Mushalko

High School students at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Career Center are using music to address issues in their own lives and in turn spark dialogue in their communities.