"Play or Be Played" -
This weeks Scholar jumped
into the quizzical early, just not the academic variety.
party game the girls are asked, Who would you hook up
with in the house? Melissa was interested in Jeremy,
but because he didnt put up good competition she would
go for Davis or Max.
Max accepted the complement, he later revealed that he
really fell for Alyssas eyes. Of course, those eyes are
nothing compared to Melissas booty.
story short, 10 high schoolers in one pink house equals
horny fest 2005. So before the scholars start evaluating
the merits of the base system, lets jump into the
Captains Quiz: Each
of the following set of letter can be made into a word
with the addition of the same, single letter. The
scholars must identify the letter and as many of the
words as possible in ten minutes. As always, answers are
at the end of the recap.
scholars locked in and of those students, Milana did the
best coming up with the correct letter, and three of the
words. Jeremy locked in with the incorrect letter, and
Melissa had none of the words. Thus, Melissa and Jeremy
ended up being trumped Max who even though he didnt
lock in, matched Milanas effort of the correct letter
with 3 words.
the challenge we learn about Milanas Russian heritage
and Amaris sadness. Amari feels that she is the stupid
person in the group because while all of her competitors
are well accomplished, she feels that she does not
compare. All of this was of course expressed in tearful
agony in front of the confessional cam. After a talk
with her Mom, Amaris spirits were lifted making her
prepared to take her next blows. Lets continue with
Beat on Amari Day shall we?
Davis, Alyssa, Gerald, Amari
Melissa, Scot, Liz, Jeremy
Amari gets picked last. Maybe shes right. Maybe she is
less accomplished. Either way, she has taken resolve to
be more aggressive, so we shall see.
Team Challenge: The challenge this week is to
perform community service by helping youth groups
improve their facilities and create valuable, lasting
programs to enrich the youth.
Milanas Gold team set up an ambitious list of tasks,
including a reading room and books, an enlarged outdoor
play space, partitioning in the bathroom, and storage
Meanwhile, the Red Team is aiming to pioneer a reading
program and provide the kids with musical instruments
and additional tutoring support.
teams took this challenge very seriously, somewhat
reducing the entertainment factor of this episode.
However, occasionally it is very nice to see genuine
television. So, to recap the occurrences, here is a
little Wall of Fame:
Melissa convinced her
school to donate its old books to the community program
at the end of the school year
Amari braved the phones and
succeeded in obtaining high school involvement for their
Read for Life tutoring program
Jeremy and Scot raced
around like work horses, completing the physically
demanding work that the others did not want to complete
And finally, Liz interacted
wonderfully with the children, making them feel as if
someone really cared about them which is very important
for the youth in these centers who often dont get the
attention they deserve.
only real mistakes made during this challenge include
wasting time at Wal-Mart and installing cabinetry upside
down, but other than that the scholars did a great job.
that the work is done, lets introduce you to Lydia
Templeton, the community service judge, jury and
executioner. In drilling the Gold team, she was very
impressed that the children were involved in the process
of change at the learning center. However, the hole left
in the outdoor play space from the removal of the fence
was a big safety mistake in her eyes. Mind you, this is
a blacktop play space and the hole is about the size of
a soda can, so this really isnt anything a little
dirt/cement couldnt fill.
with the Red team, Lydia cant get past her first
question about the Kids involvement. Maybe that is
because they werent involved at all. Max, in speaking
for the group stumbled around Lydias questions never
really gave straight answers, constantly trying to
over-justify his decisions. Regardless of this, Lydia
was very pleased with the improvements that were made as
the quality of the jobs and the proposals were very
Lydias final decision, it came down to whose team had
the best leadership and the best leadership, she felt,
came from Milana giving the win to the Gold team and
sending Milana to the showdown.
Remember horny fest 2005? Well, the scholars went
dancing post-challenge and Max was very conflicted
trying to evenly split his dance time between Alyssa and
Melissa. Of course the confusion stopped when Melissa
caught Alyssa and Max kissing. Ironically, after kissing
Alyssa, Melissa still allowed Max to dance with her. And
the Leon Phelps Ladies Man award goes to Max!
morning after there was no fall out as everyone seemed
fixated on who would be in the showdown. Francine came
in and announced who would be Milanas competition. Her
competition this week, as chosen by the admissions
committee, will be Amari and Liz who both were praised
for working magic behind the scenes. Thats right, after
being picked last and feeling worthless, Beat on Amari
Day is officially over. Will it turn into $50,000 is
still to be seen.
Admissions Showdown The Topic: African Geography
once, I can not give you a recap of all of the questions
because the girls racked up enough correct answers that
the editors had to do some work. At least 12 correct
answers were given before anyone was eliminated making
this Showdown longer than the previous 2 combined. Looks
like the scholars have finally learned how to cram.
the most populous city in Africa is in what oil-rich
West African country? Algeria is the answer that sent
one of the girls packing and this time around it is Liz.
Correct Answer (Nigeria)
stumbled thinking the Aswan High Dam controlled the
Zambezi River? (Correct: the Nile), but Milana could not
capitalize, missing what country had the cities of Meru
and Mombasa (Correct Answer: Kenya)
stumbling again, Amari did not know that Gambia was
surrounded by Senegal.
gave Milana a second chance to take the money.
Questions: The Kruger National Park is located in the
North Eastern part of what country? And the $50,000
answer is South Africa giving Milana the 3rd
spot in the final.
are now only two spots remaining and the Scholar is half
over, so kids if you got game, bring it. Next week, the
scholars go Spielberg, and Davis goes Van Doren. It
should be another great week. See you then.
Answers to the Captains Quiz: The letter is Y
and the words are yardage, yearn, youth and ivory.