Welcome to another installment of the Hogwarts Spotlight. After the last few, it is time to round out the houses with Slytherin. For this spotlight, I was able to sit down with Raven Stormborn.
Raven is a third year Slytherin who was raised in Windsor, Berkshire. She is one of two Stormborns currently here at Hogwarts, the other being Rein, a Gryffindor. When asked about why the sorting hat put her in Slytherin, she had grinned before answering that the hat almost put her into Ravenclaw. “I think my ambition was greater [so] that it put me in Slytherin,” She explained further. She added on that it was tradition in the family to be sorted into Slytherin, “I’m part of that tradition in my family. It makes me proud.” On the flip side, even though the hat almost put her in Ravenclaw, she said she would be in Gryffindor because a lot of her friends are from the red and gold house.
When it comes to her time here at Hogwarts, she had to say that favourite classes so far are Charms and Transfiguration. “I really enjoy them. I couldn’t really pick between the two,” she explained further, a grin never leaving her face as she talked about the classes. After classes though, she likes to play music. She can play the keytar, which is a keyboard you hold like a guitar, and is in the band that had recently formed here at school due to the recent music auditions. That audition will be one of the many memories she’ll have of school, many of which have caused her to see Hogwarts as much more than a school.
After school though, she is currently thinking about becoming a Healer. “[With] all the attacks on my friends, I felt helpless that I couldn’t do more […]” the girl said, which brought on the question of would she work here. “Oh! I would love to be a matron here. Especially since Hogwarts is where I would begin learning about being a healer in the first place,” she continued before adding on that it would be nice to come back and work at a place she considers a home away from home. She thought about asking the matron to mentor her if possible.
Lastly, as everyone has their favourites, this snake has hers too. When it comes to ice cream, she chooses a classic: strawberry. While her favourite wizarding sweet is pumpkin pastries, she has yet to try a muggle candy so she doesn’t have a preference yet. Maybe a fellow Montrose Magpies, her favorite quidditch team, fan can show her some.
Well, if you ever see Raven in the halls, give her a big hello, share some pumpkin pastries, or ask about the Hogwarts band. Let this ambitious Slytherin show you what she can do.
Stay tuned in when we turn the spotlight onto one of our faculty members.