Brewer High School, which is located not far from The House on the Hill, announced today that it will be hosting two foreign exchange students from Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry for the Fall Semester.
The school, whose athletic teams are called the Witches, is excited to have some foreign Witches and Wizards on campus.
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity!” Principal Margie Beauchamps told this Modern Philosopher. “Brewer High has always welcomed Otherworldly Beings with open arms, and we are excited to have ones from England joining us this year.”
Social media has been buzzing as Brewer students discussed the news, and according to one poll posted on Twitter, there is a huge push from the student body for the exchange students to be from Gryffindor.
The consensus seems to be that a Ravenclaw would be acceptable, a Hufflepuff should be a last resort, and under no circumstances should a student from Slytherin be allowed to set foot on the Brewer campus.
Principal Beauchamps chuckled when I mentioned the results of the Twitter poll.
“Our kids our wonderful,” she assured me. “I’m sure they will be accepting of whomever comes to spend the semester with us, but I’ll see what I can do to keep out the Slytherins just to be on the safe side.”
This is the first time that Hogwarts, the school made famous by the Harry Potter novels and films, has ever sent students to the United States. According to Beauchamps, the driving force behind Hogwarts’ decision was the influence of the three Witches who head up Maine’s largest coven.
Waltzing Matilda, Ti-Diana, and Volcanica Ivy, who also own Three Toads & A Wicked Lady and are good friends of the blog, refused to take any of the credit, however.
“We might have chatted with the Headmaster, but this was really all the doing of Principal Beauchamps,” Ti-Diana tried to get me to believe as she served me a mug of Butterbeer, which is now on tap at Three Toads & A Wicked Lady in honor of the news.
I would just like to officially welcome the students to Maine, and offer them both a blog internship while there are in town (even if they end up being Slytherins).
Hopefully, they can find some time to hang out at The House on the Hill and give me some Quidditch pointers.