MINI-DOC: Why Do Teens Conform in High School?

Judy Nakhla



Most students in high school stand each morning for the Pledge of Allegiance, but some who don’t stand break the norms of conformity.

Judy Nakhla, Reporter

WOODBURY — High school is a time when many teenagers find their identity and build friendships that last a lifetime. But high school can also be a time of confusion, stress, and peer pressure. Some students feel like they have to fit in with those around them, while some others prefer to stand alone.

Why do teens conform in high school? Why do some teens feel comfortable standing out? There are plenty of questions about teens’ social behavior in high school, so the NHS Chief Advocate’s Judy Nakhla interviewed experts to find out more about this trend.