At school, Judy never noticed Vera until a party. During the party, Vera told Judy that her mother had died, and she had to take care of her father. Judy then befriended Vera, but when Bud Evans began waiting for Judy after school, Vera kept finding ways to keep them apart. On New Year's Eve, the gang saw Vera kiss Bud in front of an astonished Judy. Vera confessed that she had tried to steal Bud from Judy. Bud ran to Judy giving her a big kiss, and telling her that he loved her. Six months later, Judy and Ben are engaged, and Vera is going with her own boyfriend.
Penny was simply gorgeous. Ever since she was old enough to date, guys had thrown themselves at her but she would have none of it. At the annual May Day bike picnic, that all changed when her bicycle tire blew out and she had a bad fall. Douglas Trimble found her, and rigged a splint for her broken leg. As time passed, Doug visited Penny, but never felt himself worthy of such a beauty until Penny told him that she loved him. But when they started dating Doug let Penny have her fun, even when she felt he should be more forceful. One night, her frustration boiled over and she broke up with Doug. Later that week, Wally took Penny out and bad-mouthed Doug, who was standing behind him at the time. A quick punch to the stomach dropped Wally to the floor. "Your escort seems to be slight indisposed," said Doug, who then escorted Penny home. As they kissed beneath the moon, Penny realized that Doug was "the one".