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In the wake of a devastating hurricane, Zachary Cheer Athletics stepped up to provide a temporary home for so many who lost their own. Beyond a place to lay their heads, the gym provided meals, live music, movies and more. Their selfless efforts to care for their community led them to be named the GoBeGreat...
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The NCA High School Nationals cheerleading competition showcases the athletic skill of teams from across the country each year. While most of the awards are given based on scores given regarding their routine’s difficulty and execution, there is another award with a special place in our hearts! The Go Be Great award is presented to...
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Laurel Jones The National Cheerleaders Association awarded Laurel Jones the Go Be Great Award for her Leadership and hardworking spirit. As an Honor Roll and advanced placement student, Laurel is no stranger to putting in the work that it takes to be great! Cheerleading has always been a huge part of her journey. As far...
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Melina Fedewa Melina Fedewa received the 2021 Go Be Great Scholarship through the National Cheerleading Association. She has many accolades including National Honor Society, Principal’s Leadership Council, and National Technical Honor Society. Melina is a leader in her community and on her cheerleading team. She explained in an article on Varsity.com exactly what cheerleading has...
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Riley Damiano Rhodes College Memphis, TN   Riley started a nonprofit called the Blue Lollipop Project in honor of a little boy named Tyler Lewis Campbell. To date she has raised more than $22,000 for pediatric cancer research and sent more than 22,000 blue lollipops to children in hospitals across the country! She hopes to...
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Jaida Younger East Texas Baptist University Marshall, TX   The journey to greatness is not always easy. It requires perseverance and determination when the road gets tough. Jaidakiss Younger details her story of overcoming self-doubt in order to be her very best. Like many of us, her first semester of college was not as simple...
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Halle-Jane Begwin Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX   Halle- Jane Begwin demonstrates greatness everyday as she works toward getting her nursing degree! The pandemic was an eye-opening experience for Halle as it gave her time to reflect on what she wants out of life and how to obtain it. On top of her studies, she...
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Cameron Jones Kansas State University Manhattan, KS   “If you want to create a lifetime of happiness and joy for yourself, all you have to do is help someone else.” Cameron Jones lives by this philosophy daily and in doing so has inspired countless others to do the same. In the heartbreaking wake of two...
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Amber Merrell Northeastern State University Tahlequah   Amber Merrel is a Kindergarten teacher in a school outside of Tulsa, OK. Throughout her 10 years of teaching she has received numerous awards, but she continues to push herself to be the best leader she can be. She uses Go Be Great as a mantra in her...
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Salena King Oklahoma State University City, State: Stillwater, OK   Meet Salena King! As a doctoral student from Oklahoma State University, she is studying Human Development and Family science in hopes of becoming a child trauma professor and a consultant for DHS. She has a special connection to Go Be Great as her story began...
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