Students create inspirational video for Katy Perry contest

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey
By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

BUCKEYE, Ariz. -- Some local high school students are hoping a music video they made will earn them a win in a contest sponsored by pop star Katy Perry.

Earlier this month, Perry challenged high schools across the country to create the best music video using her hit song “Roar.”

Students at Verrado High School in Buckeye stepped up to the challenge.

"When she came up with the challenge I had to do it," said student Clayton Mueller, one of the masterminds behind the video.

Since the song is about empowerment, the students used the opportunity to showcase a very special fellow student whom they all love and admire.

Senior Megan Squire was born with Down syndrome, but that didn't stop her from becoming a cheerleader. Clayton said Megan's story inspired the video.

"She has overcome everything in the past four years," he said.

"It was really fun," Megan said. "It was so cool to be in this video."

The video took the kids three days to make and the whole school got involved. Clayton said he hopes the video sends other teens a message.

"No matter what's in your life that challenges you, you can always overcome it," he said.

The video has already had thousands of views.

The contest ends Oct. 1 and the winner will be announced Oct. 10.

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