Welcome to another installment of the Hogwarts Spotlight, a feature dedicated to showcasing different students, professors and clubs throughout the school! After a brief hiatus, we are back and have had the opportunity to sit down with Aiden Hunter Knight, a first year Slytherin whose hometown is Beddgelert, Snowdonia in Wales.
The Slytherin house members are marked by the characteristics of cunning, resourcefulness and ambition, and Aiden is certainly a testament to his. From his perspective, he explains what makes him the perfect fit for the house of Snakes, “I believe the hat placed me here because generations of our family have been placed into this house. I like to think of myself very ambitious and resourceful as well. I have ideas and I usually carry them out through with minor help by friends.” When asked if he had to be in another house, he is quick to point out Ravenclaw but is adamant the Sorting Hat made the right decisions, ” I am quite intelligent, creative as well, but I feel like the hat made the right choice with Slytherin.” This is an excellent reminder that despite how house lines may divide the student body, each student is more than their house and often will display characteristics that each founder found most favorable.
His favorite class at Hogwarts is Care of Magical Creatures. This is further exemplified when he describes his aspirations upon graduation. “Oh this is a tricky question I want to be a dragon keeper but in the end if I just end up being a magizoologist I’ll be happy as well. The reason why behind this I feel like I get along better with creatures then I do with people.” Even as a first year student, he has big plans for his future!
When Aiden is not in class, he enjoys exploring the castle and the grounds. Another thing he enjoys is, “[reading] books in the topics I’m interested in to learn how things work.”
Despite only being in Hogwarts for a few months, he has already created many good memories that it is hard for him to choose a single one. After careful contemplation, he considers meeting his best friends Otter and Adelaide as his favorite one. This interview was done prior to the delivering of the rose grams, and the writer does muse that perhaps his new favorite memory would involve the time Adelaide consented to be his girlfriend.
For the rapid fire questioning part of the interview, Aiden shares that his favorite ice cream flavor from Fortescues is strawberries and cream and his favorite professional quidditch team is the Irish National team. As for his favorite sweet from Honeydukes? It would be Chocolate Frogs, “[they] would be the end of me trying to collect all the cards.”
Quiet but friendly and with high hopes for his future, be sure to say hi to Aiden next time you see him… or just toss a chocolate frog to him as an ice breaker. Tune in next week, when we shine the Hogwarts Spotlight on a Professor!
Written by Rylan Worthington