Scott Hoager
Scott Hoager
is a fifth grader who often bullies Jesse Aarons at school with his sidekick Gary Fulcher, and is one of the main antagonists of Bridge to Teribithia. He is portrayed by Cameron Wakefield. In the 2007 film, he sits behind Jess in Mrs. Myers' fifth grade class and teases him behind his back. During the first school day, Scott tilts to Jesse and taunts him for wearing pink shoes. When Mrs. Myers rebukes them, Scott blames Jesse for hitting him, but the teacher, luckily, doesn't believe him.

During the break time, Scott and Gary participate in the race. At the scratch-line, Gary stands on Jesse's left side while Scott is on left one. When Leslie wants to join the race, Scott tells her it is only for boys, but Jesse upholds the girl who is then allowed to run. Leslie eventually beats all boys, including angry Scott.

Scott soon starts making fun of Leslie, too. He laughs loudly when she mistakenly drops her bag, causing all school things to fall out. He also taunts her because her parents don't have TV at home. Since Jesse and Leslie become friends, Gary and he decide to wait for them in front of the school, but have no chance to bully them, as their victims enter the building alongside with their music teacher, Miss Edmunds.

After Leslie's death, Scott and Gary bully Jess even worse.  In class, Scott taunts Jess about her death by jokingly calling him the fastest kid in the class now, leading Jesse to turn and punch the bully into his face, making him surprised. Scott later appears with Gary where the latter pushes Jesse to the floor, implying that the two have not shifted their attitudes since Scott got punched by Jesse, while a sympathetic Janice watches. Scott makes no further appearances in the film. It is unknown what happens To him after this.