Ohio's Pickerington High School Central sought to give young women a sense of power in their video. Students at Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas, held up signs in their "Roar" video that displayed their fears and insecurities to bring a voice to the voiceless. Bullying, cheating and family problems -- topics teenagers face every day in the hallways at Spanish Springs High School -- were the focus of their video.
Perry was so touched by Squire's story that she has invited the cheerleader to attend one of her upcoming concerts as a special 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 today, addressing the teen. "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."
Each of the five schools named finalists will receive a special plaque from Perry honoring their work and creativity.
"I want to say thank you so much. I had so much fun watching those videos and they mean everything to me," she said.