When a classmate is diagnosed with leukemia, the students at Clearwater Crossing High organize a fund-raising carnival. But after they've formed teams to work the booths, the members of one group find they couldn't be more different. There's aloof Melanie, the girl who has it all...and wannabe Nicole, who wishes she did. Best friends Peter and Jenna jump at the chance to make a difference, while football jock Jesse sees a perfect opportunity to impress. Brooding Miguel keeps to himself...to the frustration of confident Leah. And tagalong Ben? He just wants to make some friends. Soon the carnival is over, and the surprisingly close-knit team members drift back to their regular lives. Then an unexpected tragedy strikes. Will the eight friends come together again...or is it time to say good-bye.