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Valley cheerleader Katy Perry's guest at AMAs

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PHOENIX (CBS5) -

It all started with a contest for who could make the best music video for Katy Perry's hit single, Roar. First place won tickets to her concert.

Verrado High School didn't win. But after this weekend the star of the video, senior Megan Squire, knows she came out on top.

"I could barely sleep because I was so excited to see Katy Perry," said Squire.

On Friday the singer flew Squire and her family, as well as the director of the video and a teacher, out to Hollywood. They were all Perry's guests at the American Music Awards.           

The group was set to catch up with Perry at a meet and greet, but the singer had other plans.

"The manager came over to us and said, 'This is really cool.  We're going to take you to her dress rehearsal. No pictures. No video. It's top secret,'" said Squire's father, Michael Squire.

Afterwards Perry visited with Megan Squire and her family in a private room for more than an hour.

"She gave me a hug and said, 'You inspire me,'" said Megan Squire.

On Sunday Megan Squire walked the red carpet as paparazzi snapped photographs.

"I remember meeting Jordan Sparks, Katy Perry, Rhiana and Taylor Swift," said Megan Squire.

She also got prime seats inside Nokia Theatre.

"We were in back of Justin Timberlake," said Megan Squire.

Megan Squire's dad told CBS 5 witnessing his daughter's accomplishments means so much.  But to have someone else point them out means even more.

"For someone to recognize what she's done and pick her out and thank her for being an inspiration to her music and her life.  It's fabulous," said Michael Squire.

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