Northwest Guilford nabs first Carolina Cup in 2018 NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational(Eastern Guilford finishes First in Small Varsity DI Non-Tumble Category)

Northwest Guilford nabs first Carolina Cup in 2018 NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational

The 2018 NCHSAA Cheerleading Invitational wrapped up a full day of competition featuring 129 cheerleading squads across all divisions at the Raleigh Convention Center. The Northwest Guilford Vikings took their first Carolina Cup with top overall honors in the 16th Invitational in the history of the NCHSAA.

The NCHSAA awards four $500 scholarships annually, one to a cheerleader in each of the NCHSAA’s four classifications. To qualify, 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 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.

The 1A scholarship winner is Carolyn Baylee Haynes a senior at West Columbus High School who plans on attending Clemson University in the Fall of 2019. Baylee has been chosen as an All-American Cheerleader for three years and is also a member of the tennis team. She is involved in several community service endeavors, including Operation Christmas Child, volunteering at soup kitchens, and raising money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. She does all this while maintaining a 4.0 unweighted GPA.

Macy Carmichael, a senior at Ledford High School, is the 2A scholarship winner and is currently mulling over her decision on where to attend college. She is an SGA officer, Secretary of the senior class, a member of the HOSA, FCS, International, Beta, and Mu Alpha Theta clubs. Her unweighted GPA of 3.83 has her ranked in the top 15% of her class. Macy has been active in the Davidson County Special Olympics, Crisis Ministry, and created her own book and game drive titled “The Next Chapter” which collected over 1,000 gently used items to donate to an elementary school with limited resources.

The 3A scholarship winner, Somer Caulder, is a senior at Eastern Guilford High School where she is a member of Student Council, National Honor Society, BETA Club, LEO Club, Wildcat Crazies Pep Club, and the Medical Careers and the Society of Future Healthcare Professionals. She will look to further her education at UNC-Wilmington where she will major in nursing and minor in business management. She has volunteered her time at Wake forest Baptist Health and Brenners Children’s Hospital.

Jordan Feldman, a senior at Lake Norman High School, is the 4A scholarship winner and has her sights set at either UNC Chapel Hill or Duke University. She is interested in the field of Neuroscience. Jordan has volunteered countless hours as a youth cheer coach while working with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and Lake Norman Volunteers where she has served in the role of President. Jordan has an unweighted GPA of 4.0 which has her second in her class.

2018 NCHSAA Cheer Invitational Results by Division

High School Non-Building

1st Pamlico County HS (14) 55.4

2nd Franklin Academy HS 48.4

Small Varsity Non-Tumble D2 – A

1st Forbush HS (14) 80.4

2nd Southwest Edgecombe HS 61

3rd West Iredell HS 57.6

4th Patton HS 57.2

5th Princeton HS 55.8

6th North Carolina School of Science & Math 50.9

7th Owens HS 47.1

Small Varsity Non-Tumble D2 – B

1st South Rowan HS 73.1

2nd Northeastern HS 72.4

3rd Nash Central HS 63.6

4th Beddingfield HS 61.1

Small Varsity D1-A

1st Hopewell HS (10) 64.8

2nd TC Roberson HS 64.55

3rd Sanderson HS 63.15

4th Richmond County HS 51.3

5th Middle Creek HS 50.45

Small Varsity Non-Tumble D1

1st Eastern Guilford HS (16) 79.3

2nd Mountain Island Charter School 62.3

3rd North Buncombe HS 60.1

4th Parkwood HS 60

5th West Brunswick HS 58.6

6th Swansboro HS 58.4

7th Rocky Mount HS 57.4

8th Franklinton HS 56

Small Varsity D1-B

1st Heritage HS 75.9

2nd Lake Norman HS 74.2

3rd Apex HS 71.1

4th Southern Alamance HS 59.6

5th Western Alamance HS 57

6th Athens Drive HS 50.2

7th Jack Britt HS 44.6

Small Varsity D1-C

1st Charlotte Catholic HS (16) 76.45

2nd Harnett Central HS 57.5

3rd Reagan HS 56.4

4th Gray’s Creek HS 44

Medium Varsity D2

1st Lake Norman Charter (18) 72.6

2nd South Point HS 39.8

Medium Varsity Non-Tumble D2

1st Currituck County HS 78.4

2nd West Columbus HS 66.4

3rd Farmville Central HS 62.7

4th Bear Grass Charter 57

5th Goldsboro HS 50.9

Medium Varsity Non-Tumble D1

1st Mallard Creek HS 68.4

2nd Southern Nash HS 58.6

3rd Topsail HS 58.3

4th Reynolds HS 58.2

5th New Bern HS 52.4

6th Fike HS 51.7

7th Erwin HS 47.1

Medium Varsity D1-A

1st Broughton HS 75.3

2nd Green Hope HS 67

3rd East Rowan HS 58.15

4th Panther Creek HS 58.1

5th Jacksonville HS 56.3

6th Union Pines HS 53.75

7th Cleveland HS 49.45

Medium Varsity D1-B

1st Cardinal Gibbons HS 81.3

2nd Hough HS 65.9

3rd Millbrook HS 64.3

4th Carson HS 61.4

5th Hoggard HS 59.85

6th Charles B Aycock HS 48.6

7th North Brunswick HS 47.6

Large Varsity Non-Tumble D2

1st Pisgah HS 62.3

2nd North Johnston HS 62.2

3rd Camden County HS 59.6

4th St.Pauls HS 57.8

5th Northside HS – Pinetown 55.92

6th Trask HS 41.1

Large Varsity Non-Tumble D1

1st Northwest Guilford HS 85

2nd Enka HS 65.4

3rd Tuscola HS 61

4th North Henderson HS 59

5th Ashley HS 58.4

Large Varsity D2

1st Ledford HS 76.5

2nd Piedmont HS 50.1

Large Varsity D1

1st Holly Springs HS 74.5

2nd Conley HS 69.1

3rd Wake Forest HS 64.4

4th Marvin Ridge HS 63.55

5th South Caldwell HS 62.85

6th Wakefield HS 60.9

7th Overhills HS 47.9

Varsity Coed

1st Davie County HS 82

2nd Leesville Road HS 71.9

3rd A. L. Brown HS 67.5

4th Apex Friendship HS 64.3


Small Junior Varsity Non-Tumble D2

1st Pisgah HS 67.2

2nd North Johnston HS 65.8

3rd Southwest Edgecombe HS 54.6

4th Richlands HS 48.5

Small Junior Varsity Non-Tumble D1

1st Apex HS 59.2

2nd West Carteret HS 58.3

3rd Rocky Mount HS 58

4th Athens Drive HS 56

Small Junior Varsity D2

1st Cherryville High School 47.3

Small Junior Varsity D1

1st Ardrey Kell HS 59.6

2nd Apex Friendship HS 55.5

3rd Green Hope HS 53.4

Large Junior Varsity D1

1st Cardinal Gibbons HS 64.8

2nd Millbrook HS 61.35

3rd Hoggard HS 60.85

4th Conley HS 57.55

5th Cleveland HS 57.2

6th Broughton HS 56.55

7th Lake Norman HS 54.9

Large Junior Varsity Non-Tumble D2

1st Langtree Charter 52.3

2nd West Columbus HS 49.4

3rd John Holmes HS 43.7

Large Junior Varsity Non-Tumble D1

1st Eastern Guilford HS 70.1

2nd Topsail HS 68.2

3rd Franklinton HS 55.9

4th New Bern HS 54.1

5th Fike HS 50.4

6th West Brunswick HS 45.9

7th Overhills HS 45.1

Small Varsity D2

1st Cherryville HS 70.4

3rd Maiden HS 69.9

2nd Washington HS 69.9

4th Christ the King 57.6

5th Eastern Randolph HS 53.45

6th West Stokes HS 45.3

7th Richlands HS 41.65

James Alverson-NCHSAA
Assistant Commissioner – Media Relations, Special Events & Publications