It is hard to believe that the time changed for spring, and prom season is right around the corner! Our Safe Sober Prom Night program is getting ready for its 22nd season. We of kicked things off this past week by announcing the winner of the T-shirt design contest.
The annual T-shirt design competition is open to students at all high schools in North Carolina. We received many impressive designs from a number of schools in our area. The final decision proved to be quite difficult for the selection committee.
The winner of the 2012 Safe Sober Prom Night T-shirt design contest is Kyla Stimpson, a senior at the Career Center and Reagan High School. Kyla’s design will be featured on close to 15,000 T-shirts distributed to high school students in the Triad area, and available to all high schools throughout North Carolina as part of the Safe Sober Prom Night program.
One of our favorite times of the year for our Daggett Shuler Team is doing a surprise presentation to the winner. During a presentation in her classroom the Career Center, we presented Kyla with the very first 2012 t-shirt produced and a scholarship check for $500.
Our team had a great time with the surprise coordinated by Kyla’s art teacher, Ms. Stephanie Messer, and administrators at the Career Center. Also in on the surprise were Kyla’s parents, school officials, WXII 12, Channel 2, and the Safe Sober staff. Kyla was really caught off guard!
Ms. Messer, as well as other art teachers across the triad, did an excellent job motivating students to submit entries to the t-shirt design contest, and supporting the artists in their efforts. She has also used this as an opportunity for further learning and case study in her class.
In just a few short weeks, T-shirt distribution will begin at area high schools for student who sign the “Do it Right!” pledge to stay safe and sober on prom night. Keep an eye out as Kyla’s design starts popping up across the Triad. Please help us support our promising young people.