High schooler invited as VIP guest to Katy Perry concert for inspirational video

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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. -- A local high school girl has been personally invited to attend a Katy Perry concert as a special guest after she and her high school made a music video of a song by the pop star.

Earlier in October, Perry announced her “Good Morning America’s ‘Roar’ With Katy Perry Contest,” challenging high schools across the U.S. to create a music video with her hit song “Roar.”

Verrado High School students entered the competition and made it to the final five. In the video, the high school students focused on Megan Squire, a 17-year-old senior with Down syndrome who made her cheerleading team despite her condition.

Verrado High School’s video shared Squire’s inspiring story to embody the encouraging and empowering themes in Perry’s “Roar.”

On Good Morning America Friday, Perry announced that Lakewood High School in Lakewood, Colo., won her contest out of the final five videos, which included Verrado High School.

Perry was also moved by Verrado High School’s video and invited Squire to attend one of her concerts as a VIP guest.

"I want to bring Megan to a special event this fall with me as my date…It's going to be very exciting. We are going to get dressed up," Perry said on Good Morning America. "I just want to celebrate her and hear her roar in person. Megan, thank you so much. I love you. I love your spirit. You have really inspired me."