Lakewood High School won the "Good Morning America" and Katy Perry's "Roar" contest for a live concert at the school.
The news was announced on "GMA" on Friday, Oct. 18. The concert will be at the school on Friday, Oct. 25.
"We got the news at 6:15 today (Oct. 18), and I've been crying and shaking," said Courtney Coddington, a senior at the school and student body president. "I'm shocked and amazed. It's so surreal, and I'm so proud."
Perry and judges picked the winning entry, based on creativity, on-air appeal, "wow" factor, originality and feasibility of a live performance at the entrant's qualified school, according to ABC.
The school had originally hoped to host the show at a larger venue and sell tickets to raise money for flood victims, but due to contest rules, aren't allowed to sell tickets.
Instead, Coddington said that Lakewood is challenging every high school in America to raise $1,000 for flood relief or any other charity, to show the power of what schools can do.
"We're thrilled we're getting the concert, but it's always been about the bigger message," said principal Ron Castagna. "The big message is one of unification. These kids are the next greatest generation, they do the right things for the right reasons, and I'm blessed to be associated with them."
Coddington wanted to thank the school and community that supported Lakewood throughout the process.
"Thanks to the students for staying with us, and I'm so happy to call Lakewood High School home," she said.