The New Girl – Lexi is the new girl in high
school. She left her school in California to get away from gangs and
violence and make a fresh start. She quickly finds out that her new
school has its own challenges when she’s confronted by bullies and
questioned about race.
Eventually, Lexi is faced with the dilemma of having to choose between what she feels is right and the friends who have protected her. In the end, her decision gives her the courage to overcome these challenges and find true friends.
Who I Want to Be – When your sibling is
the envy of the whole school, how do you fit in? Ruby’s sister Michaela
is the most popular girl in school and seemingly perfect in every way.
Ruby, on the other hand, goes largely unnoticed. In her quest to find
herself and to fit in, Ruby comes to learn valuable life lessons about
defining friendship, defining herself, and eventually, accepting
Island Club – School wide, anger and
resentment toward the “popular” girls grows, and Alexa takes action. She
starts a club where everyone is welcome and calls it the “Island Club.”
Before long, the only students who aren’t members of the Island Club
are the “popular” girls. By taking action, and not sitting on the
sidelines, Alexa literally turns the tables on the “popular girls.”
The True Gift – The school’s “Secret
Buddy” week is supposed to be a supportive exercise where students
secretly raise the spirits and esteem of their assigned “buddy” through
simple acts of kindness. But it quickly turns into an exercise of
materialism. The week culminates when Eva shames her newly revealed
buddy, Rochelle, for the gifts she had given her. But Eva quickly
regrets how thoughtless and self-centered she had been all week.
Eventually, the two girls reconcile and come to understand that they
were both struggling with the same goal: to belong.
Totally Awesome – Loni is a high school
student who’s neither confident in herself nor in the way others
perceive her. Her spirits rise, and attitude changes when she finds she
has a real talent for volleyball. But that confidence quickly crumbles
when she hears spectators and students make rude comments about her
body. They call her “The Bull.” Her insecurities soon come to the
surface and threaten to derail the championship. With the support of her
team she is able for the first time to accept herself, and embrace her
Gotta Try – Brian is trying to find a way to ask Lisa, who is the most popular girl in school, on a date. He creates various scenarios to “accidentally” meet her, but when they fail he decides to write her a valentine. Rather than give it to her directly he slides it into her school locker and hides, hoping for the best. Much to his embarrassment, her friends find the note and read it aloud for everyone to hear. After going home and licking his emotional wounds, he realizes that even though his plan backfired, he is both happy and proud that he tried.