George is an X Middle School student and in Mrs. Cornwall's algebra class. He was the leader of a group of students that wanted to steal the answer sheet for the big test. Unlike his friends, he had no outside pressure to pass the test - he just saw no point in learning.
After a long chase through the school, he eventually resorted to taking hostages: Fillmore's gold fish Miles for the test answers. At the place of the exchange, he revealed that he had already worked the whole semester for this particular class and was still on a "lousy" C average. Now, he was willing to do everything necessary to pass the test with an A.
But the exchange failed miserably, and when he had to decide whether to pursue his plan or saving the life of his hostage, he decided for the latter. After having a talk with Fillmore, he and his friends left the school, determined on doing learning sessions together.