Winston-Salem, NC (March 15, 2019) – The Winston-Salem, North Carolina based nonprofit, Safe Sober Prom Night, is pleased to announce that Angelina Rice, a senior at Career Center and Walkertown High Schools, has won the Safe Sober Prom Night T-Shirt Design Contest for 2019.
At a surprise presentation in the Graphic Arts II classroom of Mrs. Stephanie Messer, the winning design was unveiled. Angelina was presented with the first shirt off the press, framed for display. Honored guests joining attorneys Griff Shuler and David Daggett included Winston-Salem Mayor, Allen Joines; Winston-Salem Police Chief Katrina Thompson; Principals Misty Walker of Walkertown High and Dr. Chris Nichols of Career Center High School; Angelina’s grandparents; and various other school system dignitaries and media.
For the second consecutive year, Safe Sober Prom Night honored the classroom of the winning student with a $500 grant. Mrs. Stephanie Messer will use the money for supplies for her Graphic Arts classroom to ensure that her students have all the tools they need to succeed in class.
Safe Sober Prom Night is a non-profit organization co-founded in 1991 by David Daggett of Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law. “The goal of Safe Sober Prom Night is to provide ongoing awareness of the dangers of drugs and alcohol and to encourage positive peer pressure to reduce underage drinking and drug use,” explains Griff Shuler. The program is currently active in 50 high schools across 10 counties throughout the greater Triad region of North Carolina.
Now in its 29th year, Safe Sober Prom Night encourages high school students to be safe with a written pledge to stay drug and alcohol free on prom night. Each student who signs a pledge card receives a t-shirt bearing Angelina’s winning design. Students are given incentives to keep their commitment, including scholarships and a chance to win $1,000 for their school. To date, more than 500,000 students have signed the Safe Sober “Do it Right!” pledge.
As part of the Safe Sober Prom Night program, Triad students submit their own designs for consideration to be printed on the front of 15,000 t-shirts. These shirts are given to area high school juniors and seniors who sign the pledge. Angelina Rice is the sole winner of the competition selected from over 150 contest entries from all across the Triad. She received a $500 scholarship and her name is printed on the back of each t-shirt. Many schools incorporate these t-shirts into their spirit week leading up to prom, creating an atmosphere of positive peer pressure encouraging their students to make safe decisions on prom night.
“We are so proud of these young people in our community. Kids like Angelina are our future! Safe Sober Prom Night has become a tradition they have embraced and helps students see a positive future!”
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Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law, principal office is based at 2140 Country Club Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. The firm handles personal injury claims including serious injuries, automobile accidents, workers’ compensation and social security disability. They have received national recognition for their Safe Sober Prom Night program. www.SafeSober.com www.DaggettShulerLaw.com