Winston-Salem, NC (March 30th, 2023) – The Winston-Salem, North Carolina based nonprofit, Safe Sober is pleased to announce that Julissa Greer, a junior at Career Center High and Reagan High, has won the Safe Sober T-Shirt Design Contest for 2023.
At a surprise presentation at Career Center High, the winning design was unveiled. Julissa 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, members of the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Community Resource Unit, members of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Department, the Executive Director of the William G. White, Jr. YMCA, Richard Daniels as well as other local dignitaries; and media.
Julissa Greer will use her prize of $1000 in scholarship money to support her future academic studies. Safe Sober honored her teacher with a matching $1000 grant. Julissa’s digital media arts teacher, Mr. Mark Underwood, will use the grant money for supplies for his classroom to ensure that his students have all the tools they need to succeed in class.
Safe Sober is a non-profit organization co-founded in 1991 by David Daggett of Daggett Shuler, Attorneys at Law and was originally known as Safe Sober Prom Night. “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.
Now celebrating in its 33rd year and expanding, Safe Sober encourages high school students to make the most of their young lives throughout their high school experience. The program is currently active in 50 high schools across 10 counties throughout the greater Triad region of North Carolina. To date, more than 600,000 students have been positively influenced by the Safe Sober program.
As part of the Safe Sober program, Triad students submit their own designs for consideration to be printed on the front of thousands of t-shirts. These shirts are given to area high school and middle school students as well as to the community at large. Julissa is the sole winner of the competition, with over 150 contest entries received from all across the Triad, and her name is printed on the back of each t-shirt. Schools have historically incorporated these t-shirts into their prom and graduation festivities to encourage seniors to be safe and sober through positive peer pressure during this busy spring season.
“It’s hard to believe the Safe Sober program continues to go strong after 33 years.” said attorney David Daggett. “The excitement is the same as the first year. Many thanks to all the dignitaries and members of the community who join us in wrapping our arms of encouragement and support around our young people. They are our future!”