that is, until Gabriella happened to move to Troy's high school!
Since Troy, being the basketball star of East High and not known to have a passion or talent for singing, and Gabriella, the shy, nerdy new girl with a liking for chemistry, start singing, there is a large amount of social unrest at the school, as more people begin revealing their passions that conflict with the stereotypes they have been placed into.
If Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez are still together today, they would be celebrating their 10-year anniversary tonight on New Year's Eve!
As MTV News reports, the two characters met during winter break at a ski lodge, where they wound up singing a karaoke duet, "Start of Something New." (The movie technically hit theaters on January 20, 2006, but the story began on December 31, 2005.) After the song ended, the clock struck midnight, and Troy and Gabriella thought they would never see each other again...
There was a storm going on outside and there was also a blackout.
Troy had lit a candle and then he noticed that Gabriella was crying."Gabi, what's wrong? ""Nothing's wrong with me," Troy replied, yelling because it was hard to hear themselves speak in the loud pouring rain. "I would never do that to you.""But, what is this, then?