2020-21 NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational wraps up at Southern Alamance

GRAHAM, NC – The 2020-21 NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational was held 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. 

Full results by division are listed at the end of this release.

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 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 a 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 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 to study biological sciences to pursue a Ph.D. 


                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

Link to team photos