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Safe Sober Prom Night Enters 23 Years Of Drug/Alcohol Awareness

8:29 AM, Mar 18, 2013   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- It's almost prom season and as early as it sounds, the first prom in the Triad will be held this Friday.

For 22 years, the attorneys at Daggett Shuler have helped keep Triad high school seniors safe on prom night with their Safe Sober Prom Night program.

The program raises awareness about the dangers of drug and alcohol use.

An important part of that is helping students who've signed a pledge to stay away from drugs and alcohol; on prom night, use positive peer pressure to encourage other students in their schools.

There are more than 35 high schools involved in the program.

"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 with the 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 400,000 students have signed the Safe Sober pledge," according to the law firm.

As part of the program, more than 250 students entered a contest this year to design the program's t-shirt.

The winner of the design contest takes home $500 and bragging rights.

Attorney David Daggett and Griff Shuler were on the Good Morning Show to talk about the impact of Safe Sober Prom Night and plans to surprise a Career Center High School student in Forsyth County who won the contest.

Learn more about Safe Sober Prom and to sign the pledge, visit www.safesober.com.

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