Troy and the gang of East High School are going through their senior year, facing graduating and going their separate ways. Coming to terms with the reality of it all, Troy wants to attend the nearby University of Albuquerque next year on a basketball scholarship, but Gabriella wants to attend Stanford University in California. Meanwhile, Sharpay, the school's shallow and spoiled rich girl, plots to go all out planning the school's final musical show with the idea to add music to her hopes and fears about the future. While Sharpay takes an up-and-coming British exchange student under her wing, her flamboyant fraternal twin brother, Ryan, has his sights set on something different after school. In addition, Troy's best friend and basketball teammate Chad, and Garbiella's best friend Taylor, all have their sights set on their plans after high school and come to terms with the reality of the real world. Written by Anonymous
For the rest of us, high school is one important experience among many — a lasting influence, but one that is hardly determinative. In the study by Zax and Rees, the authors ended on an unexpected note. “The most striking result,” they said, was how little they were able to make predictions about people’s adult lives on the basis of characteristics measured in adolescence. At least 75% of the variation seen among people in middle age couldn’t be foretold from what they were like in high school — meaning, they wrote, that “there is plenty of opportunity for individuals to rise above or fall below the level to which their endowments and environment might direct them.” So maybe life is more than just high school, after all.
Northern Highlands has over 50 clubs that meet during and after school. They include: Student Council, Newspaper ( The Highland Fling ), Freshmen Literary/Art Magazine, Literary Magazine ( Loch and Quay ), Yearbook ( Thistle ), Marching Band/Color Guard, Chorus, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, Highlands Voices, Highlands Belles, Highlands Harmonics, Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, Fall Drama, Musical Production, Art Club, Book Club, Christian Club, Computer Club, Debate Club, DECA , Engineering Club, Environment Awareness, Fashion Club, Fed Challenge , French Club, Italian Club, Latin Club, Spanish Club Girls Learn International, Human Rights Awareness Club, Judaic Club, Knitting Club, Math League, Mock Trial , Model United Nations , Multicultural Awareness Club, National Honor Society , Photography Club, Quiz Bowl, Radio Club, Red Cross, Robotics, Rotary Club, ., School Store, Science Club, Science League, Stock Market, and Transition Project.