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Safe Sober T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced on Triad Today


On Saturday, April 20th, attorneys David Daggett and Griff Shuler appeared on Triad Today to announce the 2024 Safe Sober T-Shirt Design Contest Winner and show off the winning design.

The Safe Sober program, now in its 34th year, holds a T-Shirt Design contest every year. Starting in the fall, local high school students have the opportunity to submit designs for the following year’s now-famous Safe Sober t-shirts that have become an emblem of the initiative. The winning design is printed on thousands of shirts that are distributed at community events throughout the Triad. These shirts have become something of a ‘badge of honor’ among young people and promote Safe Sober’s mission of making the right choice when it comes to decisions about drugs and alcohol.

This year’s winner is Keeghan Davis, a junior at Career Center and Mount Tabor High School. She learned she was the winner at a surprise announcement held at her school. David Daggett and Griff Shuler, along with local dignitaries including the Mayor of Winston-Salem Allen Joines, Forsyth County Sheriff Bobby Kimbrough, Mount Tabor Principal Donald Wyatt, and Career Center Assistant Principals Yu’Vonne James and Brian Lee, were there to support Keeghan and the Safe Sober program. Keeghan’s proud parents were also in attendance. The first shirt off the presses was framed for her, and she received a $1000 college scholarship. Her teacher, Mr. Mark Underwood, also received a matching grant for his classroom.

The Safe Sober program has greatly expanded from its roots as Safe Sober Prom Night, which focused on high school students. Now simplified to ‘Safe Sober,’ the program has extended its reach to include younger students. Studies have shown that issues with drugs and alcohol are affecting middle-school students as well as older kids. To help combat some of those issues, Safe Sober’s programming has expanded into partnerships with the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. This expansion allows the program’s reach to extend to tweens through summer camps and after-school activities.

The impact that Safe Sober has had across the Triad is immeasurable. The positive feedback from both former and current students is overwhelming; guidance from adults combined with an atmosphere of positive peer pressure generated among the students has impacted many lives. David Daggett shared just one of the many interactions he’s had with a former student who participated in the Safe Sober program while in high school. They shared the fact that the program changed their outlook on these issues and made a real difference in his outlook going forward. This community feedback speaks to the success of Safe Sober and how it’s made a difference throughout the Triad.

Later in the episode, Attorney David Daggett participated in the Roundtable discussion with Ogi Overman and Keith Grandberry. They talked about current news items and political issues.

We Support the Triad Community

As always, the team at Daggett Shuler Law is proud to help support efforts to make a positive impact in our local area and support our students. Our Safe Sober program and annual backpack program are just some of the ways we strive to serve our community. We believe in setting an example and supporting those working to improve the quality and health of our communities. 

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