“Scholar Ladies” video, by students of HOPE Christian Schools in Milwaukee, becomes online sensation

The Lynde and Harry Bradley | staff writer

A video posted on YouTube by students of HOPE Christian Schools in Milwaukee called “Scholar Ladies” has become an online sensation and attracted the admiring attention of several national media outlets. The video mimicks Beyoncé’s hit “Single Ladies” video.

While Beyoncé sings about seeking an engagement ring, though, the HOPE girls sing about getting good grades, preparing for college, and keeping out of trouble. “If you learned it, then you should have got an ‘A’ on it,” they sing. “Don’t be mad when you see that we got it.”

The video was first made as part of a schoolwide talent competition at one of the campuses of HOPE Christian Schools, which is supported by Milwaukee’s Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

The HOPE students are hoping the video gets a million page views.