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The Class of 2017 is a class of students attending Degrassi Community School that currently consists of Tristan Milligan, Maya MatlinZig Novak, Zoë Rivas, Winston ChuMiles Hollingsworth III, Grace Cardinal, Tiny Bell, Jonah Haak, Esme Song, Goldi Nahir, Saad Al'Maliki and Rasha Zuabi. The first of their class to appear in the series were introduced in the second half of Season 11. They are currently in their senior year at Degrassi.

Characters

Main Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Former Characters:

Interaction History

Relationships

The following couples were in a relationship at some point during their time at Degrassi:

Friendships

The following characters formed these friendships at some point during their time at Degrassi:

Conflicts

The following characters formed these conflicts at some point during their time at Degrassi:

Love Triangles

The following characters were in a love triangle during their time at Degrassi:

Attractions

The following characters developed feelings for each other during their time at Degrassi:

Trivia

  • Their freshman year began in the second half of Season 11, and ended in Season 12.
  • Their sophomore year began in Season 13.
  • The first person introduced from this class was Tristan Milligan.
  • They were retconned in the season twelve finale.
  • They are the first class introduced consisting entirely of characters introduced after Season 10.
  • Tristan and Tiny are the only main males in this class whose first line wasn't said to Maya.
  • Chronologically they are the Class of 2013 but due to the season 10 and season 13 Retcon they will graduate in 2016.
  • They were retconned again in season 17 causing them to become the class of 2017.
  • They are the first onscreen Degrassi class to be 10 years younger (7 years without retcons) than a previous Degrassi class, which is the Class of 2006.
  • Tori and Jonah were supposed to graduate with the Class of 2015, but Tori was held back in Grade 4 and Jonah was held back in his junior year placing them both with the Class of 2016.
  • They were the first set of freshman introduced since Season 8.
  • This class will graduate 10 years after the first Degrassi: The Next Generation class graduated, making this the Class of 2006's reunion year.
  • Esme Song and Goldi Nahir have been added to this class for Season 15.
  • They will be the first onscreen class to graduate in the Degrassi: Next Class tag line.
  • They have the largest number of students as of the original cast of DH.

Timeline

A list of main events that occurred during their time at Degrassi.

Season 11

  • Tristan MilliganMaya MatlinTori SantamariaDamon, and Zig Novak enroll as freshmen at Degrassi.
    • Winston Chu also enrolled at this time, but did not debut until Season 13.
  • Zig and Tori start school broken up from a previous relationship.
  • Maya develops a crush on Zig, and he returns her feelings.
  • Zig chooses Tori over Maya.
  • Maya and Tori bicker and fight over Zig, Tristan also adds in side comments.
  • Maya's sister goes to rehab.
  • Maya wants to join a band when the school band isn't challenging her.
  • Tori and Tristan welcome Maya back to the freshman band and laugh as she fails at the trumpet rather than kicking ass at the cello.
  • Zig, Maya, Tristan, and Tori all form a friendship with each other.

Season 12

  • Zig and Tori end their relationship in Got Your Money (2), but get back together in the same episode.
  • It is revealed Zig is poverty strucken and doesn't have much money, Damon is in a similar situation.
  • Damon dislikes Zig's friends, thinking they are stuck-up and rich.
  • Zig steals money, but returns it after almost getting caught.
  • Zig dines & ditches with Tori without her knowing, then owes Marisol fifty dollars.
  • Maya feels self-conscious about her body and being younger than everyone else.
  • Maya and Cam Saunders begin a relationship.
  • Maya breaks up with Cam when she feels he is bored with her.
  • Maya beats Tori in a beauty pageant, something girls hardly do.
  • Zig cheats on Tori with Maya, thus ending their relationship in Tonight, Tonight.
  • Tori is back on bad terms with Maya.
  • Tristan suffers from a minor heart attack after starving himself to impress Fab.
  • Zig and Maya join WhisperHug.
  • WhisperHug gets third place at the high school battle of the bands.
  • Maya and Tori become friends again after the suicide of Cam Saunders.
  • Zig struggles with the guilt of triggering Campbell's suicide.
  • Maya and Harry begin hooking up.
  • Maya and Zig are attracted to each other.
  • Zig is mad that Maya is acting out to cope with Cam.
  • Maya posts a video of her and Harry making out drunk at a party.
  • The youth orchestra second guesses Maya, even after an amazing performance, due to her Facerange video.
  • Maya almost performs oral sex on Harry.
  • Maya breaks down about Cam to her mother and Katie.
  • Zig and Maya agree to give each other time to heal from the chaotic year before possibly beginning a relationship.

Season 13

  • Miles and Zoë transfer to Degrassi.
  • Maya, Tristan, Winston, Miles, and Zoë take a summer trip to Paris.
  • Tori leaves Degrassi.  
  • The Class of 2016 start 10th grade.
  • Maya and Zoë begin a rivalry.
  • Miles, Tristan, and Winston all room together in Paris. 
  • Tristan pretends to date Maya in order to hide his sexuality from Winston and Miles.
  • Maya and Miles start to crush on one another.
  • Tristan and Miles join the basketball team together.
  • Zig became a drug dealer over the summer.
  • Zig sells Zoë sleeping pills for Drew.
  • Zoë cyber bullies Maya.
  • Zoë and Maya fight.
  • Miles and Maya begin a relationship.
  • Maya is sent to the Rubber Room with Zig and Grace.
  • Zoë loses her virginity to Drew.
  • Miles throws a party while his father is out of town.
  • Zoë is sexually assaulted by Luke and Neil at Miles's party.
  • Zig is kicked out of home and moves in with Maya.
  • Tristan loses his virginity to Grant Yates.
  • Tristan breaks off his and Maya's friendship because Maya told Simpson about Tristan and Mr.Yates sexual relationship.
  • Winston and Frankie begin a relationship.
  • Zoë wins her sexual assault case.
  • Tristan and Miles share a kiss, with Miles goes back in more. Miles is confused on what it means for him.

Season 14

  • Zoë becomes captain of the Power Cheer team.
  • Miles tells the press his Dad is homophobic.
  • Miles and Tristan briefly break up when Tristan finds out Miles told the press about their relationship.
  • Zig tries to go on a date with Zoë, but Zoë rejects him.
  • Zoë forces the power cheer to send nude pictures of themselves to Boys at Degrassi for money.
  • Maya begins to have nightmares of Miles hurting himself.
  • Zoë kicks Frankie off the Power Cheer team after finding out she only sent one nude picture of herself.
  • Maya begins seeing a therapist because of her Miles nightmares.
  • Zoë begins getting blackmails from a person who knows about Degrassi Nudes.
  • Tristan finds out Miles has a pot addiction.
  • Frankie Hunter and Tristan organize an intervention for Miles.
  • Zoë shuts down Degrassi Nudes after receiving blackmail messages.
  • Miles knocks the door off of Dallas car while speeding with Maya in the car.
  • Maya attempts to lie about what happened in the accident to protect Miles.
  • Tristan and Miles break up when Tristan finds out Miles still has feelings for Maya.
  • Zoë has nude photos of her and the whole power cheer team sent to everyone at Degrassi.
  • Zig and Tiny compete for a number from Gloria a Cheerleader from Newman High School.
  • Zoë makes a Facerange page and attempts to blame Frankie for Degrassi Nudes.
  • Winston is revealed to be the one blackmailing the Power Cheer team.
  • Miles sets fire to the school during the Power Cheer Competition.
  • Zoë comes clean to the police about her involvement in Degrassi Nudes.
  • Zig and Maya start a relationship, and Zig is forced to move out of the Matlin house.
  • Zig moves in with Vince and Tiny, and gets involved in gang life again.
  • Vince shoots Tiny, and Zig gets Vince arrested.
  • Zoë develops an attraction to Grace and kisses her.

Season 15

  • Jonah is held back.
  • Maya starts a band with Grace and Jonah.
  • Miles, Tristan, and Goldi run against each other for student council president.
  • Tristan wins student council president.
  • Maya is called a bitch while performing at a bar.
  • Goldi asks Maya to perform at a protest.
  • Maya joins the Feminist Club.
  • Zoë searches for her father, along with Grace.
  • The Feminist Club shuts down the Gamer Club.
  • Maya is cyber bullied by Hunter.
  • Zig almost rapes Maya.
  • Miles starts doing drugs with Esme.
  • Miles sees his mother having sex with his father.
  • Hunter calls a swatting to Maya's house.
  • Zoë and Grace have sex.
  • Grace tells Zoë she's not gay, admitting she has feelings for Zig.
  • Zoë and Zig have sex in the woods, with Zoë secretly recording the whole thing.
  • Zig and Maya break up after Zig tells her he cheated on her.
  • Miles tells Tristan he is going to boarding school.
  • Jonah starts a relationship with Frankie.
  • Grace has cystic fibrosis.
  • Tristan has a brief relationship with Vijay, in hopes to get over Miles.
  • Tiny has feelings for Shay, but later starts a relationship with Lola.
  • Esme fakes a suicide attempt.

Season 16

  • Maya starts working with Degrassi alumnus, Peter Stone.
  • Tiny is suspended due to fighting with someone.
  • Zoë starts a relationship with Winston to cover up her sexuality.
  • Goldi participates in a racist stunt with the volleyball team.
  • Zig auditions for a stripper position.
  • Baaz makes fun of Grace, causing her to change her appearance.
  • Maya tries to get Vijay to take down his version of his song.
  • Tiny breaks up with Lola.
  • Zoë starts harming herself.
  • Zoë comes out to Winston.
  • Grace confesses her feelings for Zig, and kisses him, only to be rejected.
  • Grace faints due to drinking beer and the alcohol messing with her drugs.
  • Grace tells Maya about her cystic fibrosis.
  • Esme accuses Zoë and Winston's presentation for being racist.
  • Grace and Zig help Lola protest Tiny's suspension, believing that he was suspended simply because he is black.
  • Tristan organizes a Gala.
  • Miles tells his mother that Hunter brought a gun to school.
  • Miles and Tristan get back together.
  • Maya, Tristan, Zig, Grace, Jonah, and Tiny were involved in a bus crash that was transporting fans to the volleyball game.

Season 17

  • Tristan is the one who is in a coma after the bus crash.
    • Grace had a broken arm, Jonah had a broken leg, Maya broke both of her wrists, Tiny was seen being wheeled away bloodied and in a neck brace.
  • Zig and Esme start a relationship.
  • Tiny begins a relationship with Shay.
  • Zoë and Grace become friends again.
  • Zoë becomes president in Tristan's absence.
    • Goldi is once again Vice President.
  • Rasha Zuabi and Saad Al'Maliki begin their year at Degrassi.
  • Grace and Jonah propose a play about the bus crash.
  • Miles posts very personal and triggering posts on Facerange.
  • Zoë and Goldi get into a minor crash.
  • Zoë comes out to the school.
  • Miles starts working on the play to keep his mind off everything.
  • Miles impregnated Lola, whom the latter got an abortion.
  • Rasha joins the play.
  • Maya sparks an interest in tragedy porn.
  • Tristan wakes up, but is learning to walk and talk again.
  • Grace decides to get a lung transplant.
  • Saad and Maya begin a friendship over their mutual interest in death.
  • Goldi and Rasha argue what it means to be a true Muslim.
  • Zoë and Rasha begin a relationship.
  • Zoë's mother catches her and Rasha kissing.
  • While Maya is doing a photo shoot with Saad, Grace finds her, believing her to be dead.
  • Grace cuts ties with Maya.
  • Maya is diagnosed with depression.
  • Maya's sister, Katie, returns.
  • Zoë's mother is getting married, and she brings Rasha to the wedding, despite her mother's wishes.
    • This upsets Rasha, therefore ending their first relationship.
  • Esme reveals she found her mother dead after overdosing, and her father blames her for it.
    • She also reveals she's been in and out of therapy all her life.
  • Rasha comes out to Goldi.
  • Zoë is kicked out of her home and moves in with Grace.
  • Jonah ends his relationship with Frankie.
  • Tristan comes to Miles' play.
  • Maya overdoses on pills on the roof.
  • Esme and Zig finds Maya ODing.
  • Zig, Esme, Grace, Zoë, Miles, and Tristan wait in the hospital after Maya's suicide attempt.
  • Maya survives her suicide attempt.

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