Cathy wants to be a doctor but needs a ROTC scholarship to go to college. Both the commander and her father object leading Liz to argue for women's rights. Cathy responds to family pressure by running away with boyfriend Cliff.
Principal Kaufman's nephew Mickey begins attending Whitman telling everyone who his uncle is against advice. Mickey aspires to be a comedian but tells terrible jokes. Even so he's chosen to MC a talent show but then gets stage fright.
Elmo Thomas looks to have a promising future as a baseball player but starts ignoring his friends and studies. Mr. Dixon tries to advise him while Jason seeks guidance from Miss McIntyre about his future. A knee injury threatens Elmo's career.