2020-21 Cheerleading Invitational Scholarships And Results

GRAHAM, NC – The 2020-21 NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational was held Saturday, May 22 at Southern Alamance High School with teams competing across multiple divisions showcasing a total of 65 performances. This year marked the first time that the Cheerleading Invitational was held at a member school. It also was the inaugural year for the Game Day division competition.

Each year, the NCHSAA and Varsity Brands present the “Carolina Cup” to the highest scoring squad in the traditional competition (non-Game Day Divisions), regardless of division. This year the 18th annual Carolina Cup was presented to Charlotte Catholic High School, who scored 88.60 in the High School Non-Building Varsity Division to win the school’s first Carolina Cup.

About the 2020-21 NCHSAA Cheerleading Scholarship

The NCHSAA is proud to recognize and reward outstanding cheerleaders exemplifying sound character and academic standing, good sportsmanship, and school spirit by providing financial assistance in furthering his or her college or university education. The NCHSAA awards four $500 scholarships annually, one to a cheerleader in each of the NCHSAA’s four classifications.

To qualify, the recipient must be a college-bound senior varsity cheerleader at an NCHSAA member school. Recipients must be on a participating team at the NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational for that year and be planning to enroll in an accredited institution of higher education in the year following graduation. Applicants must be well-rounded individuals demonstrating excellence in Cheerleading with an outstanding presence of school spirit, community service involvement and academics with a minimum average GPA of 3.0 throughout the student’s high school career.

Recipients are selected from qualified applicants that submitted essays and recommendation letters from their coach and other school personnel.

1A Recipient: Izzy Wilson – Cherryville High School

Izzy Wilson is a senior at Cherryville High School who has been a Spirit of Cherryville Cheerleading Mentor all 4 years of her high school career. Wilson will be attending Western Carolina University in the fall where she will major in Computer Science. Cheerleading has played a major part in Izzy’s life for the past decade, and she plans to remain involved in the future.

2A Recipient: Camilla Crocker – North Johnston High School

Camilla Crocker is a senior from North Johnston High School who is active in her youth church group and has volunteered at her local soup kitchen and homeless shelter. Camilla will attend Wayne Community College where she will major in nursing. Her career goal is to become a delivery nurse or an NICU nurse.

3A Recipient: Karsen Kernodle – Southern Alamance High School

Karsen Kernodle is a senior from Southern Alamance High School and has volunteered at multiple community camps and at Kidsport Gymnastics Academy. Karsen will attend N.C. State University where she will study business with a minor in marketing. Her career goal is to work in pharmaceutical sales.

4A Recipient: Mary Catherine Rolland – Davie High School

Mary Catherine Rolland is a senior from Davie High School where she has volunteered with the Special Olympics and as a youth swim coach. Rolland will attend UNC Chapel Hill in the fall where she plans on studying biological sciences with hopes of pursuing a PhD.

            Varsity Non-Building Game Day          

Rank Team Name Total

1 Cherryville High School 82.00

2 Milbrook High School 61.50

3 Garner High School 55.00

4 Athens Drive High School 54.25

            Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day D1  

Rank Team Name Total

1 Eastern Guilford High School 70.00

2 Alexander Central High School 50.00

            Varsity Non-Tumbling Game Day D2  

Rank Team Name Total

1 West Columbus High School 67.00

2 Goldsboro High School 64.50

3 Northeastern High School 57.50

4 St Pauls High School 54.50

5 West Stanly High School 46.50

            Varsity COED Game Day            

Rank Team Name Total

1 A.L. Brown High School 91.00

2 West Stokes High School 44.50

Varsity Game Day

Rank Team Name Total

1 West Forsyth High School 79.50

2 Conley High School 77.00

3 South Caldwell High School 69.50

4 North Lincoln High School 61.00

5 Southern Alamance High School 58.00

            JV Game Day                                

Rank Team Name Total

1 A.L. Brown High School 66.50

            High School Non-Building Varsity       

Rank Team Name Total

1 Charlotte Catholic High School 88.60

2 Cardinal Gibbons High School 85.85

3 St Pauls High School 43.90

            High School Non-Building JV    

Rank Team Name Total

1 Millbrook High School 70.25

2 Athens Drive High School 52.75

            Varsity Non-Tumble COED       

Rank Team Name Total

1 Neuse Charter High School 60.60

2 Grimsley High School 52.80

            Medium Varsity Non-Tumble D2         

Rank Team Name Total

1 North Johnston High School 55.30

2 Bear Grass Charter School 50.80

            Small Varsity Non-Tumble D2 

Rank Team Name Total

1 Currituck County High School 76.10

2 Maiden High School 67.90

3 Forbush High School 65.90

4 Lincoln Charter School 60.10

5 North Stokes High School 50.30

            Small Varsity Non-Tumble D1 

Rank Team Name Total

1 Northwest Guilford High School 86.80

2 Eastern Guilford High School 71.90

3 Topsail High School 61.90

4 Purnell Swett High School 60.20

            Large Varsity Non-Tumble D1 

Rank Team Name Total

1 Pinecrest High School 75.50

2 Ashley High School 69.60

            JV Non-Tumble D1                      

Rank Team Name Total

1 Eastern Guilford High School 58.50

2 Purnell Swett High School 51.50

3 Hoggard High School 45.50

            JV Non-Tumble D2                      

Rank Team Name Total

1 North Johnston High School 59.70

2 Maiden High School 48.50

            JV Performance                           

Rank Team Name Total

1 Cardinal Gibbons High School 60.35

2 Broughton High School 55.65

3 Topsail High School 50.90

            Small Varsity COED                    

Rank Team Name Total

1 Lake Norman High School 70.90

2 Myers Park High School 56.40

3 Andrey Kell High School 54.40

4 Western Harnett High School 52.40

            Small Varsity                               

Rank Team Name Total

1 Garner High School 68.00

2 Cherryville High School 63.90

3 Athens Drive High School 63.40

4 Aycock High School 46.40

            Medium Varsity D1                    

Rank Team Name Total

1 Davie County High School 82.55

2 Broughton High School 69.50

3 Hoggard High School 65.00

            Medium Varsity D2                    

Rank Team Name Total

1 Southside High School 47.80

2 East Gaston High School 44.75

        Super Varsity D1                             

Rank Team Name Total

1 Marvin Ridge High School 82.50

2 Mooresville High School 60.30

3 Union Pines High School 55.00


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