2021 NCA Go Be Great Scholarship

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The National Cheerleader’s Association awarded two incredible seniors with the official Go Be Great Scholarship at the 2021 NCA High School National Championship. This is a scholarship opportunity for high school seniors who have a focus on Academic Excellence, Athletic Achievement, and Exemplary Character! All 80 applicants have done great things for their community and go above and beyond for others. Congratulations to Laurel Jones and Melina Fedewa on receiving the 2021 NCA Go Be Great Scholarship of $2,000!


Laurel Jones
The Colony High School

– National Honor Society Member 2017-2021
– Graduating High School with 27 College Hours
– Selected for 17 Advanced Placement courses including History, Geography, Government, Science, Math, English, and Economics
– Top 10% Of Graduating Class
– All A Honor Roll

How has cheerleading had a positive impact on your life?
As far back as I can remember, I have truly loved the sport of cheerleading and everything it stands for: Hard-Work, Strength, Determination, and Leadership. The amazing qualities I have learned through cheerleading will forever be apart of me, and allow me to achieve my scholastic goals, as well as continue to make an impact in people’s lives not only across the state of Texas, but the whole Nation!


Melina Fedewa
Seven Lakes High School

– Senior Women / Junior Ladies / Sophomore Girls Club: President (2018 – Present)
– Principal’s Leadership Council: Council Member (2020 – Present)
– National Honor Society (NHS): Member (2019 – Present)
– National Technical Honor Society (NTHS): Member (2021 – Present)
– Best Buddies Club: Member (2017 – Present)
– Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) Club: Member (2019 – 2020)

How has cheerleading had a positive impact on your life?
Cheerleading has taught me many skills and life lessons I plan to incorporate in my future nursing career – public speaking, connecting with people on a deeper level, and hard work. Now as I look to turn in my skirt for scrubs, cheerleading has provided me the ultimate guide to the next journey I want to embark on… the journey to save lives.


GoBeGreat Foundation
The GoBeGreat Foundation celebrates difference-makers and overcomers, those who serve with kindness and selflessness while sharing their gifts, talents and opportunities with others. It encourages perseverance, leadership and community. Today, GoBeGreat is a registered non-profit organization providing scholarships, grants, sports equipment, and awards to those living out the GBG mission through service and encouragement. Thank you GoBeGreat for your continued support and allowing us to further extend your mission!

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