Title: Hogwarts Student Staff Selections '82 - '83
Description: Signups end July 15, decisions July 31
Violet Ollivander - July 2, 2012 09:27 PM (GMT)
<center><b>HOGWARTS STUDENT STAFF SELECTIONS 1882 - 1883</b><hr></center><br /><br />
If your student character is interested in being elected as a prefect or student head for this upcoming school year, you'll need to fill out the form below and post it as a reply to this thread. Below, you'll have explanations as to how the scoring will work. The staff judging will be purely from an OOC standpoint, while the Head of Houses will vote IC in order to have an accurate representation of who would really be elected as student staff.
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<blockquote><center><b><u>OPEN POSITIONS</u></b></center><br /><br />
— Head Girl and Head Boy<br /><br />
— Gryffindor: 5th Year Male and Female Prefect, 7th Year Female Prefect<br /><br />
— Hufflepuff: 5th Year Male and Female Prefect, 6th Year Male Prefect<br /><br />
— Ravenclaw: 5th Year Male and Female Prefect<br /><br />
— Slytherin: 5th Year Male and Female Prefect, 7th Year Male Prefect
<i>Current prefects will need not apply and will simply be bumped up to the next year, unless they're applying for head position, in which case they'll need to apply for it.</i><br /><br />
Scoring will be done with averages. A 5 is the highest score, with a 1 being the lowest. All five staff members will give a score and the respective Head of House will give a score for each category mentioned below (explained further in the cheat sheet section.) These scores will be averaged out. The characters with the highest scores get the positions. In the event of a tie, there will be a coin flip.<br /><br />
<b>The Form:</b><br />
[b]Position Applying For:[/b]
[b]Why are you suited for this position?[/b] (Filled out from an IC standpoint. Threads may be linked for proof/reference. IC behavior, participation in any class threads, good grades, etc. would be helpful to include.)
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<b>The Form Cheat Sheet:</b><br /><br />
Full Name: No scoring on this.<br />
Blood Status: Scoring will be 1-5 for HoH depending on their blood purity views, staff will not score<br />
Social Class: Scoring will be 1-5 for HoH depending on their views, staff will not score<br />
House: Not scoring on this.<br />
Position Applying For: Not scoring on this.<br />
Why are you suited for this position? Score will be 1-5. Grades, classes attended, behavior, actual responses and proof of leadership/good behavior/role-modelness will be all taken into account. They should also represent their respective house's values. Ex: Gryffindor = chivalry, Hufflepuff = harmony, Ravenclaw = knowledge, Slytherin = ambition. Should be filled out through the character applying from their point of view. Staff will judge OOC, HoH will judge IC.
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Questions should be directed <a href="http://z7.invisionfree.com/Uncanny_Incantations/index.php?showtopic=6024">here</a>, as <b>this thread will be an official signup thread only.</b>
Gideon Browne - July 2, 2012 10:52 PM (GMT)
Full Name: Gideon Gordon Browne
Blood Status: Pureblood
Social Class: Middle Class
Position Applying For: Head Boy
Why are you suited for this position?
" I am suited for this position because I have always been at the top of my classes and I am a hard worker. I try to be good at everything, even at the classes I am not so interested in. I always completed my assigments on time and none of my professors ever had any trouble with me. I have two younger siblings, which made me a rather responsible person. I have always been protective over my youngest sister and I believe that I will be protective over the younger students. I will try to make sure that all the students stay out of trouble and that the next year will be a succesful and free of scandal one. I am also willing to help the weakest students with their homework, but only if I see that they really need my help. My family is also a respectable pureblooded one, which is free of scandal. All in all, I believe that I am a good fit for this position, because I represent my house's traits and I am responsible and dutiful enough."
Brynn Malfoy - July 2, 2012 10:53 PM (GMT)
Brynn Eirwen MalfoyBlood Status:
SlytherinPosition Applying For:
Fifth year prefectWhy are you suited for this position?
" First of all, I am naturally a really good leader. I am confident and I can give others the impression that I control perfectly a situtation. I can make sure than the other students follow the rules and don't get in trouble. I also try not to assosiate with people whose reputation was damaged.
Some first year females tend to follow me around and I rather enjoy helping them and making sure that they stay out of trouble. I am a rather good student, but truth to be told, never at the top of my classes. I try really hard when I am interested in a class and I just make sure I don't get a T at the classes I am not interested in. I also represent Slytherin's traits. I am clever and ambitious. I can easily convince others to do or not to do something. I could easily stop someone from doing something completely unproper and unrespectable. I also come from an old, pureblooded family which remains out of trouble all these years. I think this is an important thing, seeing that the Slytherin house is usually the house members of good, old and respectable families are sorted. All in all, I think I could be a good fit for this position. I am a proper lady who stays out of scandal and trouble and I will try to make sure that all the ladies of Hogwarts stay out of trouble as well."
Ceridwyn Bordeaux - July 3, 2012 02:20 AM (GMT)
Ceridwyn Molly BordeauxBlood Status:
Half of some sort (father has veela blood in him, otherwise both parents are without magical blood)Social Class:
HufflepuffPosition Applying For:
Hufflepuff 5th year Prefect Why are you suited for this position?
“My name is Ceridwyn Bordeaux, if it pleases the panel. I have applied for the position of prefect because I believe I am well suited for the position. I have excellent marks in school, and am a kind individual. I enjoy helping people, and making people feel comfortable. I talk to everyone, regardless of where they come from, making me a perfect advocate for those whom others would gladly overlook. I do so well in school because I am a hard worker, and I believe that I display all of the important Hufflepuff qualities. Not only do I believe that I am a perfect model of what those in Hufflepuff can be, but I believe that I am also an excellent role model for other young men and women throughout the school.
"My marks in school are nothing short of excellent, and I have received nothing lower than an exceeds expectations since I was a second year at the school. I admit that my first year was a rather difficult one, as I had to learn to adjust to the new schooling, but after that I maintained marks no lower than exceeds expectations in any given class, not even the ones that I don't do particularly well in naturally. I will come back to this point later.
"I believe myself to be a kind individual. I enjoy helping people in order to help them better themselves. I offer my help to those who need it and expect nothing back. Just knowing that I've helped someone is more than enough for me. I don't stand for gossip, and I don't talk about others. I believe it is rude to do so, in private or in public, and refrain from doing so completely. Although I shut down for awhile after my dad died, I've rebounded back from it, and I think that because of what I've gone through, I can help people in that regard, too. Not many people have felt such a great loss, and as someone who has gone through it, I can sympathize with others who might be unfortunate enough to go through the same or similar to what I've gone through.
"I do not judge people based on their house, blood status or class status. A human being is a human being, and when it comes down to the bottom line, we are all the same. I come from a solid middle class family, and have seen both sides of the coin. I can converse with members of the upper class just as I can converse with members of the lower class, and treat them both the same. There is really nothing gained from treating someone worse just because of their status. I have tried my hardest to instill into my younger brother the one phrase I stand by- 'Be nice to everyone. You don't know what goes on behind closed doors and it's not up to you to make anyone's life any worse than it might possibly be.' Due to this outlook on life, I can help those students who are downtrodden or looked down upon rise up to their full potential by advocating for them when they need the help, or just giving them a little boost by ensuring my support of them.
"There are four core values that Helga Hufflepuff looked for in her studentsfriendship, loyalty, justice and hard work. Her open and friendly nature is the most striking trait that I possess. Any member of the staff must be approachable and willing to mediate arguments in an unbiased manner, which would require allowing oneself to had no prejudices against anyone. As per prior notes, I believe I fit this perfectly, and I take it upon myself to befriend others. I am as loyal as they come, fighting tooth and nail for any and all friends I possess and even for those whom aren't my friends. If there has been any wrong done to someone, I will seek to find the truth and get justice. I am also a hard worker, and I spend a good deal of my time on homework. I study hard, and pay attention in class. This comes back to my excellent grades. I am not a genius by nature, nor am I even beyond just the average person. However, my hard work and dedication to getting good marks in school propel me to do well.
"When it comes down to it, I believe I can be the fifth year Hufflepuff female prefect because I embody everything Hufflepuff stands for. I am open, unbiased and is unafraid to put myself out there and be a reachable place for students to go when they're having problems and need help. I have never once been in trouble, and pride myself on being a good student, a good friend and a good person."
1. D is for Dutiful
= Ceri offering her help to classmates
2. I am the best
= Ceri hanging out with lower class students from another house
3. Tight grip on reality
= Ceri being kind to one of her housemates
*Please note: threads 2 and 3 show her general morals and feelings towards life and how to treat others.
Ellory Pendergast - July 3, 2012 09:11 AM (GMT)
Ellory Ambrosine PendergastBlood Status:
GryffindorPosition Applying For:
Gryffindor Fifth Year Female PrefectWhy are you suited for this position?
" I think I would be a good fit. I was also a rather bold girl, especially when I was younger, but Gryffindors are supposed to have a kind of boldness in them, so I guess I represent my house's traits. I am brave, sometimes stupidly brave and I always felt that I need to protect those who are weaker than me. Despite my family's views on blood purity, I never cared about the blood status of someone. I don't think there is a difference between a muggleborn or a pureblood. I try to be friendly to all of my classmates, despite their social class or blood status. Now, I do not try to say that I am the friendliest person ever. I just try to be friendly to whoever is friendly to me. I try to treat others in the way I would want to be treated.
I am a rather good student, although not at the top of my class. I try to do my homework on time.
I enjoy learing new things. The sorting hat would probably send me to Ravenclaw if I was not so stupidly brave. In fact, after it shouted 'Gryffindor' it told me that I could also make a good Ravenclaw. I have acceptable grades, although I am sure I would get better grades if I tried at least a little harder.
If I became a prefect I would try to make sure that everyone is treated well. I would stop some students from treating other students miserably. I would help students with their homework even if I am not such a perfect student myself. I would not tolerant bullies and I would try to make sure that nobody is treated in a bad way because of his social class or blood status.
I will also try to make sure that all the female students stay out of trouble. Now, some will probably think that I am being a hyprocrite, but I really do. When my sister was disowned I saw the consequences of being too unproper and unrespectable. I do not want any other girl to have Lina's fate. I don't want another girl to lose her sister like I did. I suppose that what happened taught me some important lesson. I doubt I will ever be the perfect lady my mother wants me to be, but I will at least try to stay out of trouble. I love my family too much to lose them because of my poor decisions.
I also think I could make a good leader. I was always a confident person and I love being among people. A good leader treats all the members of the team equally and he does not try to be the ultimate power. I will try to be that kind of leader. A leader, after all, is there to help the members of the team find their ways. A leader is not suppose to be a tyrant. If I was given power, I would try to use it in order to make sure that everyone is treated in a fair way.
All in all, I think I am a good fit because I will ty to make sure that all the Hogwarts students are happy. I will try to make sure that nobody will feel bad for being who he is. I am proud about my family and I want everyone to be proud about his family as well."
Odira Browne - July 3, 2012 04:14 PM (GMT)
Odira Temperance BrowneBlood Status:
RavenclawPosition Applying For:
Head GirlWhy are you suited for this position?
“In my two years as a prefect, I do hope that I have performed—as I believe I have—with a mixture of kindness and firmness, of dignity and of intelligence. In an authoritative capacity, I have proved that I can be firm in spite of my compassion for those around me. I do not exhibit favouritism, treating those students in my own house the same as I would treat any others. I do try to make myself open and accessible to the younger students, and though I do admittedly deal less with those outside of my own house, I am quite happy to adjust this, should the opportunity arise. I do hope that I am well-liked and respected by my fellow prefects, as well as by my peers, though that is not something I might personally judge.
Academically, I have maintained grades, throughout my education, that are a credit to my house (OWL scores). I recognize that this is due, in large part, to the fact that I am not afraid to put a deal of effort into my studies. I feel as if the courses I have continued with into my NEWT studies—Runes, Charms, Defense, History, Potions, and Transfiguration—are well-balanced and will make me, in the long run, a better witch than other configurations might have done. I expect this year’s exam results to be above average in all areas.
As a person, mine is a warm and patient nature, I think, and as a Ravenclaw I am continually driven to learn new things. Both for my own ends and for the appearance of my family (who have, as far as I know, no poor marks on their reputation), I do my best to maintain my reputation, though I will admit that I am more frank in a relaxed setting than some might have of me. In spite of this, I do feel as if I set an excellent example for those around me, the young ladies in their deportment and all students academically. My time spent on the expedition left me more grounded and perhaps less fanciful than I was when last I stepped inside the castle walls, a new depth of level-headedness that I think would make me more suitable for the position than I might have been previously.”
Adamina Flamel - July 3, 2012 05:04 PM (GMT)
Full Name: Adamina Perenelle-Marie Flamel
Blood Status: Half-blood
Social Class: Upper
Position Applying For: Head Girl
Why are you suited for this position? "I believe I am most suited for this role because I am an admirer of the art of equality, and the treatment of others. Given my experiences during the many travels my family has embarked upon, I am not a bias young lady; rather, I accept those of all races, nationality, blood, and class. I am absolutely appalled at the prospect of someone receiving an ill mistreatment, but I am not averse when it comes to a person receiving discipline if it is absolutely necessary.
I represent the qualities of my House through my schoolwork and in my behavior towards others. Patience, dedication, and hardwork are what I display through my schoolwork, and it truly paid off when I received word that I had all 'Outstandings' for my course classes. Unfortunately, I only received an 'Exceeds Expectations' in Astronomy and Divination, but though I was partially disappointed, I handled my disappoint with good grace and consoled myself that the grades I received could have been indefinitely worse. In my socialization, I am quite kind and considerate. I attempt to seek out the goodness and intelligence of others, even if they harbor a reputation for being inconsiderate and rude. I am loyal friend to my peers and family, and I would be extremely disappointed in myself if I were to break a promise; I have yet to break an oath, as disbelieving as that sounds, but it is only the truth. Though being of a compassionate nature, I can assure others that while I am not harsh young woman that intimidates others with her authority as one of the Hufflepuff Prefects, I am not afraid to hand out punishments or retrieve points from their respective house if the need truly arose; however, I am quite fair in the regard of punishments and house points if the situation at hand is only slightly troubling such as a food fight over some petty nonsense.
I have a tendency to be charitable; a tendency I am sure must stem from the fact that my father, the most charitable of men, has donated and assisted to those in need over the course of his life and he has been an inspiration for me to be charitable myself. If the homework load is light, I often volunteer at the library to assist those younger students with their homework. I often offer a young students (usually an age range 11-13, as those any older than that would be ashamed to admit that they required assistance) a chance to learn how to better perfect their reading and writing, and if they are ignorant of both, I am always particuarly glad to tutor them, and the feeling of satisfaction that I have achieved my goal is always a wonderful afterwards emotion. Also, I mend clothes for those that have difficulty with their eyesight or cannot sew themselves.
If I became a Head Girl, I would sought out to set an example for the young ladies of Hogwarts that are in desperate need for a role model. Given the recent scandals of young women and their immorals, I believe that I could be an ideal role model for the young ladies of Hogwarts to look up to as I have yet to ruin my respectable reputation, and truthfully, why would I want to? Nonetheless, I find it essential for young ladies to possess a role model, and I would love to be a role model for those who have no one to admire and go to for advice. A lower-class young girl had once confessed to me that she followed my advice on how to handle a group of girls that were teasing her, and she mentioned that by appearing and speaking gracefully, being indifferent, and pretending to not notice the girls' biting remarks, they finally left her well alone and she passed on her knowledge to the other young girls that were being mistreated by the same group of young girls, as well. It was in that moment that I realized that it is necessary for every young girl to possess a role model she could admire and seek advice from, and from that day forward, I mingled with the young, female first years and continued the tradition of socializing with the first year females to ensure that their stay at Hogwarts was a happy and comfortable one.
By birth and by personality, I was born a leader. Perhaps I sound as if I could be easily misguided what with my multiple good qualities, but I am a woman of personal beliefs and opinions, and I only follow certain examples. Though I am not as confident of myself as I should be, my vanity supports my confidence. Slightly vain, I am, but I only display my vanity in a quiet manner rather than flaunt it openly; especially in public.
Overall, I believe I am most suitable for this position because I have the ability to be patient, kind towards others, able to see the good and bad in others, a fairly good role-model for young girls and (occasionally) young boys, and believe in equality. Though I am aware that there are sixth year students possibly far more suited to the position than I, I could not resist the opportunity to apply in hopes that, perhaps, I was good enough. Either way, whether Head Girl or not, I shall be content with my Prefect status and shall not be disappointed if a more suitable young woman was selected."
Andren Lovegood - July 5, 2012 02:24 PM (GMT)
Andren Xenophilius Lovegood Blood Status:
HufflepuffPosition Applying For:
Fifth Year Prefect Why are you suited for this position?
"Hi! My name is Andren Lovegood, and I come from a family that has been largely free of scandal except for a
certain article that is a HORRIBLE LIE THAT IS NOT WHAT OLIVE IS LIKE-
Sorry, I got off track there.
I attempt to peace-keep
between other students, attend my classes
, and my grades are just above average.
Yeah, I don't really know why I'm here, either."
/beanie's half-assed attempt at a prefect application
Lysandra Sutherland - July 5, 2012 04:20 PM (GMT)
Lysandra Lee Sutherland Blood Status:
Pure bloodSocial Class:
SlytherinPosition Applying For:
Fifth Year PrefectWhy are you suited for this position?
A lady of my esteem can surely handle the responsibilities of a prefect by reflection of my dedication to arcane study here at Hogwarts. Shining reviews can be given on my behalf from several professors at this school, namely professor Beckett, who can assure my strength both academically and magically (1
). There is hardly any contest otherwise to my confidence in assuming this position. I can certainly assure you that I am your top candidate with top marks. Unfortunately I can not attest to my best academic performance towards the end of this year due to my sister's passing (3
). I certainly affirm however my academic strength despite my recent marks, for surely you can find it in your heart of hearts to understand my predicament.
I shall continue to quell any reservations you may have. While I am sure you have evaluated my record, or will so quickly in the future, I do possess a demerit to the house of Slytherin which I readily admit, not to mention my willingness to obey and serve the sentence of which I was given with proved diligence (4
). Might it be known though that my actions demonstrate my ambition against the injustices that befall our school, in any form (5
). To become a prefect would allow me to continue my vigilant watch over the school of which I wholeheartedly care about deeply, along with its students, to assure safety and order which I would be greatly satisfied to enforce, in tandem with all other duties necessary with the position.
Also a note of mention, I have already taken steps to aid younger, less privileged students with their studies, and regularly correspond with said students ensuring their success at this school. I find myself to be a leader and a teacher, a quality you are certainly in search for regarding this position, and evidence in my letters with these students demonstrates my willingness and sacrifice to the student body (6
1. "Playing with Needles." Classroom board, Transfiguration class with professor Brendan Beckett.
2. "Acceleration of Flight." Lysandra falls under personal tutelage of professor Beckett.
3. "Hell's Got Nothing." First mention of Lysandra's sister's passing, along with other threads in my postlog
4. "Misbehavior Earns Detention." Icarus Prince, HoH, gives Lysandra a detention for causing a disturbance in the Great Hall over the Daily Prophet.
5. "Picture Yourself in a Boat on a River." Describes said disturbance in the Great Hall.
6. "Mess Up." Lysandra tutors Hannah Loren and Oliver Detheridge in reading and writing.
Harvey Beauregard - July 6, 2012 12:17 AM (GMT)
Harvey Vincent BeauregardBlood Status:
HufflpuffPosition Applying For:
5th year Boys PrefectWhy are you suited for this position?
While I can often come of as a bit of a goofball, I am very serious about my studies. I don't mind helping out
my fellow Puffs or anybody with their studies. I don't mind working together
, with my class and year mates. As a middle child I have quite a bit of experience mediating between people and looking after young students. I have done pretty well in my studies, choosing to take a variety of courses that interest me. I feel that I can be a good balance between knowing when to study and when it's okay to take a break. I am an avid reader and often do so for pleasure on a variety of subjects that interest me, outside of my core classes.
When I'm not studying and even though I do not play for the house team, I enjoy getting together with my feel quidditch enthusiasts to play
a quick game and encourage all of my fell students to join me, no matter the house, their bloodline or social status. I don't like seeing any of my peers being left out or unjustly
portrayed and while I am unafraid to make a stand, I know when and how it would be appropriate to do so.
I sincerely look forward to my youngest siblings joining me at Hogwarts and will continue to help them, as well as everybody else that needs help. I have never struggled to find the balance between responsibilities and leisure time and plan on keeping up with my studies and guarantee my diligence and determination if chosen for prefect.
William Pendergast - July 6, 2012 07:09 AM (GMT)
Full Name: William Fernand Timothée Pendergast
Blood Status: Pureblood
Social Class: Upper
Position Applying For: Head Boy
Why are you suited for this position?
"I believe I am most suited for the position as Head Boy because I am a man of duty, hard work, and possess enough discipline to control not just myself, but rather a whole army of student if it's necessary. Despite my family's pureblooded and indifferent status, I have learned to assess a fair judgement of all whom surround me, and have no qualms with those of lesser blood and social class than I.
As a young boy, I had taught myself to be dedicated to my work and think of my future; qualities I display through my schoolwork, and had been very much gratified when I received my O.W.L results with 'Outstandings' in many of my course classes, but I managed an 'Acceptable' in Transfiguration and an 'Exceeds Expectations' in Defense Against the Dark Arts. I was quite positive that the results could have been indefinitely worse, and attempted not to dwell on my disappointment too much. My participation in class is usually limited as I prefer to listen and process the information the professor instills into my brain, but for a quiet guy, it is said that I make a fair partner (they say I thoroughly explain my ideas clearly and actually do the work, but I cannot be for certain that these are the rumors are true as I only heard them in passing) in certain projects and I often have others fervently hoping to be partnered up with me; not to mention that I enjoy being useful to others, and feel accomplished after I have done my duty as a good student of Hogwarts or citizen of Hogsmeade.
I tend to possess more ambition than the average Hufflepuff, but I often come to the conclusion that there must be a hint of a Slytherin within me since the majority of my family has hailed from there; however, I cannot say this is the actual conclusion since it is fairly difficult to determine. It is my sole ambition to create and write music as it is my talent, and I excel at it, but I am also very much aware that my chosen profession will not provide a wholly sufficient income, and I have made it my mission to join the Ministry of Magic as an Intern for the Department of Magical Law Enforcement, and learn the necessary information to become a Lawyer.
Though by birth, I have been taught to follow my elder brother's example, I soon realized that Regan should not be able to influence how I should live my life, and soon learnt to govern myself; thus, I am a good leader by speaking my opinions and thoughts clearly and being able to know the right words to say. The young first years are able to be put at ease once I give them a kind smile and the reassurance that their first year will be a their most memorable, and then proceed to listen and answer their questions about the castle or their classes, and overall, at least quiet their concerns and make the newcomers feel welcomed by their fellow students, despite my position as Prefect bestowing me the duty to welcome the first years, anyway.
I believe I am a particularly good role-model for young ladies and lads because I have taught myself many traits that most people would not develop until they matured or reached a certain age. Though there is a hint of restlessness and clumsiness, I attempt to enshroud those negative traits because I yearn to make a good impression upon the younger students. I quite enjoy when students from my respective house and the other honorary houses approach me and acquire advice or just merely desire to socialize. Being that my family mostly (and I do not mean any disrespect to neither of my family members; I quite respect and possess affection for them) ignores or shuns my presence, it feels quite nice to be sociable and recognized, even if it is only because of my position as Prefect or my handsome appearance or my manner of speaking; it is still a wonderful feeling.
Overall, I believe I would make an exceptional Head Boy by being a man of dedication and duty; by being unbiased and unprejudiced; possessing a perfect control over my emotions; being mature and responsible; and able to make others feel quite at ease."
Sorcha MacFusty - July 6, 2012 01:46 PM (GMT)
Full Name: "My name is Sorcha...." She trails off, a frown decorating her features as she concentrates and tries to remember her own middle name. She knew it wasn't Pip and then she blinks as insight dawns. She grins. "Sorcha Maeve MacFusty. That's my name I got named after my aunts." She can't remember if the Sorcha came from her aunt, and which Maeve... or if Maeve was further back....
Blood Status: "Ummm... I think.. no... I'm pretty sure it's halfblood? That's what you call it when people who aren't wizards marry in right? as well as whose paretns weren't magical?" She frowns again. "Maybe I should ask Dunny..."
Social Class:"We have money!" She then realizes that this possibly wasn't the right answer and looks down a little ashamed of herself because had a feeling that she'd probably been a trifle crass and might be scolded for it later. "I mean Upper Class, sir."
Position Applying For: "Prefect! I think I'd be a good Prefect because...oh that's the next question..."
Why are you suited for this position? "I think I'd be a really good Prefect because Tig and Brynn get all huffy at people when silly things that are completely unrelated to the situation at hand. I mean they stopped talking to me cause of Vina and Lysandra because it came out in the Prophet that she was a Muggleborn and while she did tell us that she was a Pureblood which meant she lied I don't think we should've had to stop talking to her... but still Lys lied to us and that's not very nice either." Pip stuck at her bottom lip sullenly and remembers that she's probably not finished just yet.
"And that leaves me and I think I'd be really good because I've never missed any classes because I don't get sick... well except in flying in first year and that's because it's not fun to fly and I get all dizzy. Which isn't a bad thing because girls aren't to fly anyway, you said so when you banned all the girls from Quidditch." Pip shrugged and decided to skip over grades. Grades weren't important after all and she did pass afterall. She didn't pass well in almost all her subjectsexactly but she did pass.. except there were... those subjects. She perked up and grinned at her HoH.
"I got an E [forth year equivalent] this year in Herbology." She'd been so surprised when her mother had told her that she'd decided that it had been worth it to forget completely about catching owls. She'd of course heard the jokes later that anything that went past actually putting herself in a coma around mandrakes Exceeded Expectations. She almost scowled at that. "And I did really well in Care of Magical Creatures as well! and I have never got a detention for anything." She assured the panel, trying to admit a complete aura of innocence. She knew it was an important thing to add, and since coming to Hogwarts she had lived in fear of Una finding her doing something particularly wrong, or her mother finding out. The worst thing she'd probably ever done was try and figure out how to escape her chaperon to visit the Beastiary and that hadn't really counted as escaping because she'd met her Aunt Grizzy there and Hamham. That was two chaperons.
"I think I am a really good leader 'cause I never do anything unless I want to do it or it looks exciting and that's an important quality in a leader. Leaders shouldn't follow other people. Leaders should be able to make decisions and I do!! I make decisions weighing all the options I can think of. Decisions have to make sense and that's another important quality to have in a Prefect and... I'm not biased about anybody because of their class, or house or anything like that!" She nodded excitedly. Trying to demonstrate how much she wanted this. She wanted to be a Prefect because then she could show her mother
and Tig and Brynn and even Lys and they'd be proud and she'd win for once against her housemates in something they thought that mattered.
"I think I'd be a good role-model too!" She added again. "I always hear people saying stuff like after meeting me they have been inspired to study harder which shows I am good at inspiring others and leading them toward good correct paths and study habits." She nodded, happy with herself and decided to leave it there.
[a/n... I don't know what to say. I personally find it hilarious that her muse lead me to bag out her housemates before she decided to talk about herself.I'm sorry that it went into third person like that. Pip is a very physical muse and she needs body gestures. and clear thoughts.]
Antigone Baudelaire - July 7, 2012 02:30 AM (GMT)
Antigone Lorelei Baudelaire Blood Status:
Upper Class House:
Slytherin Position Applying For:
5th year female prefect Why are you suited for this position?
I'm suited to this position because I am well-behaved
, I am always dressed well and presentable, I am well-bred and have never been involved in any of the scandals at school nor have I ever associated with those who have
. My parents are very wealthy too. Also my sister is a prefect. Not to mention I'm a pureblood, as are my parents and their parents and their grandparents and I'm quite sure their parents and grandparents were purebloods too! I am also very mature for my age
and very responsible. My grades are always at least
acceptable and I always present my work on time. The younger students respect me and I am always setting a good example. I also know four different languages. Fluently
Charms class participation 1
Loretta Browne - July 7, 2012 07:16 AM (GMT)
Loretta Valentina BrowneBlood Status:
MiddlePosition Applying For:
PrefectWhy are you suited for this position?
Loretta grins shyly at the panel and rubs her forearms nervously and gets ready to begin, after composing herself. yes I admit I feel slightly ridiculous *gives up*
"I know ideally you probably wouldn't look twice at me but today I'd like you to. It's my opinion that I'd actually be well suited to becoming a Prefect. This atmosphere is actually something that I'm not used to. I'm not used to talking about myself but I am very good at listening and that's what I think is needed. I listen to people and others know that I'm going to listen to them so they come to me to talk and because I'm not as bold as others I think I put them at ease. They confide in me and I help them as best as I can and if that simply isn't good enough I help them by getting them to people or information that can help them instead... so please don't misunderstand my nerves. I'm just better at listening, and understanding other peoples problems and issues. I am never going to be a person who punishes other based on my own opinions or prejudices or without hearing the whole story because that is simply not who I am.
I may not be as smart I suppose as somebody like Ceri but if you check I have always been consistent with all my practical and theoretical work. I never am late for them, nor do I find I struggle with what has been set in class if I apply myself afterwards and beforehand. I try very hard and if I follow schedules that I make for myself I am able to allow myself freetime to be able to do things that I like to do that are fun and relaxing - after all there are great things to be said about balance and I've already proven that I can so to include Prefect duties wouldn't cause any added strain or stress.
I have never missed any classes nor have I ever gotten a detention. I'm always on my best behavior and have always tried to be a good role model for my younger sister, and the younger members of my house.
Organizes Study Groups, shows work life balance, thinks of others
Listens to other people, shows ability to plan and organise others. Overcomes internal adversities to benefit others
Willingness to put herself forward in class
Emmaline Vance - July 8, 2012 03:43 AM (GMT)
Emmaline Elizabeth VanceBlood Status:
HufflepuffPosition Applying For:
Head Girl (Alternatively, 7th Year Hufflepuff Prefect if Ada is selected as Head Girl)Why are you suited for this position?
"Although this is a position that generally goes to a student who is already a prefect, and I am not that, I feel as though I could make an excellent Head Girl for the school. I work hard and focus on my grades. Despite having been rather flighty in the past, I have made it a point to be more grounded in order to help others and be more conscious of the people around me. I have always been a rule follower, and am sure that I can keep peace and harmony thriving throughout the school. I have worked hard to make myself accessible, as I once was viewed as being the complete opposite. My attire and attitude are modest and humble, despite coming from an upper class family, and I believe this helps when people feel the need to find someone to talk to.
"My grades are nothing short of stellar. I have 'outstanding' marks in all of my classes, though I admit that wasn't always the case. During my fifth year, after having had a taste of great disappointment the summer past, I allowed my grades to slip in favor of forming a social circle. It had come to my attention that perhaps the reason I had not been chosen as a prefect was due to my lack of friends, and I attempted to change this. However, I was unable to find a balance between socializing and school work, thus leading to a somewhat serious breakdown at the end of fifth year. I am not ashamed to admit that I spent two days in the hospital wing, trying to cope with the pressure I was feeling. It makes me human, and I accept it in a way that many other people cannot. For this, I am sure that I can empathize with and help younger students who may be going through the same thing, or something similar.
"Alas, I digress. I have managed to figure out what I would like to do with my life, and take classes that are directly related to where I would like be after Hogwarts. In these classes, I am excelling, and I believe I will obtain nothing short of 'outstanding' marks on my NEWT exams in these subject areas. I have also been granted a prestigious summer internship with the Spell Damage wing at the Hogsmeade Hospital, which is where I would ultimately like to work.
"As a younger student, and certainly more immature, I did not care whether I made friends or had no friends. Books were all I needed for company and I had spurned others as a result. I was completely detached from what was going on in life, and most of my time was spent with my head in the clouds, thoughts elsewhere but the present. I would spend hours debating with myself in order to poke holes in my own logic, just to ensure I could fortify my points and make sure there were no more holes. I would think about books and live their stories as opposed to living my own life. I had turned away so many people who could have been an asset in my life. When I came to realize this, I did all that I could in order to correct this egregious mistake. It came to my attention people believed me to be haughty, and that I came off to others as believing myself to be too good for the likes of anyone else.
"I can assure you that this was never my intention. I felt uncomfortable around any true social groups, as I was raised much different than anyone else. I felt as though I was being shunned by others, or I would have been had I tried to socialize, and I ended up ostracizing myself in the process. Over the last two years I have managed to change my reputation and become someone who is open and approachable, someone whom others can go to when they need help with something, when they need an opinion, or when they just need a pair of ears to listen. When I once would have ignored people in the corridors as I was walking alone from class to class, I make it a point to smile and be friendly, to be grounded and in the here and now as opposed to somewhere else. It was a hard lesson to learn, and even harder to implement in my life, but challenge is always welcome.
"Rules are the backbone of society. I have followed each one from the moment I set foot in the castle, and have generally followed rules before then as well. While I might not be the most social person, I understand how much the following of rules can play into keeping people safe and connected to one another. While I am a staunch rule follower personally, I will not lie and say that I believe everyone must be in every situation. Sometimes, there is no proper answer, or no way not to break a rule. Rules are created for a reason, yes, but I feel as though there are reasons that rules may be broken, as well. With that being said, however, I would like to have it known that I will enforce the rules, and I will attempt to bring peace throughout the castle to the best of my ability.
"My birth was a lucky one. My parents are wealthy. Most of it comes from their parents, and their parents before them. However, a good portion of my family's wealth also comes from my father's aptitude in business. Because of the wealth I was born into, I am granted upper class status. However, I do not believe this allows me the ability to flaunt the money that my parents have. Aside from it not actually being my money, I just believe it to be rude and inappropriate. This is an attitude that I feel helps me be extremely approachable by members of all classes. My attire is usually plain and simple, nothing over stated and gaudy. I don't come off as flashy and this could help in my attempt to make myself more accessible to members of not only every social class, but every house as well.
"To sum up my application for Head Girl, I have a few closing statements. Firstly, I would like to thank the panel for hearing what I have to say. Second, I would like to note that I am a Hufflepuff, and therefore I am a hard worker, dedicated, loyal and a strong pursuer of justice for anyone who has been wronged. I do not hate or even dislike- I do not feel it is womanly to do so, nor is it something I feel myself capable of doing. Third, I am caring and concerned about my fellow pupils. As Head Girl, I will dedicate myself to pursuing harmony within the castle and following of the rules, to an extent. For my last statement, I have been through situations that other students have gone through. The difference is that I accept both my positives and my negatives, and use the negatives as learning tools. I can, and am more than willing to, help my fellow students learn from their mistakes and accept themselves for who they are."
Ismene Swift - July 9, 2012 01:41 PM (GMT)
Ismene Chastity SwiftBlood Status:
HufflepuffPosition Applying For:
Fifth Year Prefect, FemaleWhy are you suited for this position?
“My mother always taught me that it was impolite to talk overmuch about oneself, so I do hope you will forgive me for doing so. I believe that to be a prefect, one must have exemplary reputation and admirable academic success, and I do think that I have been fortunate enough to possess some of each.
Though I do know of other young ladies within my house amply suited for the role, I do believe myself to be worthy of consideration nonetheless. As the daughter of Letitia Swift, whose expectations I do hope that I live up to, I have been tutored in the laws of etiquette from a young age, and believe myself to be an excellent example of how one of my situation should behave. Given this, I feel that I serve as an excellent role model to the young ladies of this school, and have never hesitated to discuss such laws with those that show an interest, unfamiliar to me or no. I have ensured that my reputation mirrors that of my family (flawless) by ensuring my interactions with the opposite sex are monitored, by ensuring that I do not speak out of turn or act undesirably, and by ensuring that those I call “friends” have similar reputations, so that I may not be tainted by association. While I do not associate freely with those of questionable repute, I do try my best not to be unkind to them, as unabashed cruelty cannot replace the charity expected of any young lady—or prefect. While not wholly comfortable in their company, I will be have cordially towards them, particularly in the hopes I might lead them to a better path. I do worry at some of the young ladies wandering Hogwarts’ halls, particularly with the articles that have come out during the paper this year, and hope that, even if not selected prefect, my example will stem some of this atrocious behaviour in the coming years.
Academically, I will acknowledge that I am not the brightest of my peers, but I work hard to compensate for it. I have learned to prioritize, placing my studies ahead of more enjoyable pursuits, as I recognize that I am at Hogwarts first to learn. This hardworking tendency, I think, is reflective of my status as a Hufflepuff, and I hope for good grades to show those around me that hard work can be a substitute for inherent genius. In addition to working by myself, I have been known to work with my peers so that we might help one another to learn better, and I know that this is reflective of the more familial atmosphere of my house. Detentions are something foreign to me, and my class attendance has been flawless, with the exception of the time I spent in the hospital wing this spring. I know where my strengths lie and try my best to play to them, while working hard not to let my weaknesses overpower me.
Though I might not be the immediate thought when it comes to prefect selection, it should be remembered that all I am is a result of hard work and good characters, two traits to be commended in any individual, student representative or not. It is my belief that, as a prefect, I might lead by example, and I hope for the opportunity to do so.”
[Journal, for anyone ambitious enough to sift through it]
Mariah Mohr - July 13, 2012 09:40 PM (GMT)
Full Name: Mariah Margaery Mohr
Blood Status: Halfblood
Social Class: Upper
Position Applying For: Fifth Year Ravenclaw Prefect
Why are you suited for this position? "I reflect the motives of house Ravenclaw, in that I am, to put it bluntly, rather bright. My schoolwork has only been graded under an 'A' in my worst subject, Charms, and even that has steadily increased over the years. I believe my mark in the class for fourth year was an A, although one would have to consult with Miss Ollivander for a more accurate grading.
Like my elder brothers Edward and Donald, I am a social creature. I am confident and will not hesitate to take away points or give detentions to those who have earned such punishments. I have been to two detentions during my Hogwarts career, both in first year and both for fiddling with my wand in class. I have outgrown such childish behavior, but I have also learned how to correct poor behavior. I believe I will be able to get along well with other Prefects, which will be helpful for patrols.
When my father died, my grades and behavior did not suffer. I managed to keep my grieving away from the aspects of my life that a Prefect would have to maintain, and I believe rather optimistically that I would be able to handle any other such occurrence.
I would not disgrace my house or family by abusing my power, and I would try to do Hogwarts proud as a Prefect."
Leopold Trelawney - July 14, 2012 12:23 AM (GMT)
Leopold TrelawneyBlood Status:
GryffindorPosition Applying For:
Head BoyWhy are you suited for this position?
I came here today ready with a speech that was designed to make you forget about my opponents and instead draw your attention to my skills and intelligence and I was going to give that very speech until I realised that Head Boy doesn't have anything to do with how smart a person is or how talented they are. I'm sure that if it were about intelligence and talent then all the Head Boys would probably be Ravenclaws and genius's and since that is clearly not the case I decided to actually think about what a Head Boy is.
What do they do? Well the title itself implies that the person chosen is both a Head, and of course a boy. Granted that gender will never be an issue when it comes to determine which of my peers, or even I, am suitable I chose to focus on the what a Head can considered to be. The word Head implies leadership and spotlight - it comes with implied responsibilities and should be what both students, alumna, witches and wizards use as an example of what they expect Hogwarts to represent. In essence the Head Boy is seen as a representative of the school as a whole, along with the Head Girl of course.
I know if you look at me you probably don't see an ideal candidate for this and I'm not going to dance around the issue. I do not come from a well-established family, indeed I come from a lower-class family that has not been scandal-free in the past but this is an image I do wish to do away with as soon as possible. I ask you today to not judge me on the sins of my family and instead look at me as an individual and base your decision based on my own actions and behaviors. I have ambitions of rising above my family's reputation and leaving that life behind me. It is my goal and I suppose my most Slytherin-like trait. I am ambitious and I don't set my sights low, so I would like you to have that in mind while you consider my application. I intend to rise and if you look at all aspects of my life I am doing the very best I can to succeed which if you were to contact any of my teachers, or former employers (of which one is the Minister to whom I interned for this summer) you will be able to see clearly.
I have attended all my classes and my grades have never been any less then stellar even with the additional responsibilities of Prefect, a position that I earned and have held for the past two years, and the additional responsibility of Quidditch Captain in January, in a team I have been playing on since my second year. I have demonstrated with these added responsibilities that my grades do not suffer, in fact if I were to say anything about my grades I would conclude they do nothing but improve under the added tasks and pressures.
I believe I would be the ideal Head Boy not only because I have demonstrated a talent for flourishing under pressure, and not simply because I am not one to discriminate against any student (be it because of their gender, race, blood purity, class or house) and instead am likely to treat all fairly and equally whether it is in the administration of punishment (of which I have already portrayed as Prefect), or in the aid of their individual endeavours. It is just who I am, and what I do.
I believe I am a natural leader, and my circle of those that I consider to be my friends is wide and deep reaching across both year, class and house. I have been involved with many clubs, societies and extra-classes, not just Quidditch, as a first year through to when we stand now where I have demonstrated both my leadership abilities as well as my ability to act appropriate in a variety of social settings and in groups. I am responsible and try to embody the chivalric traits of my house as best I am able whether it is the need to be courteous to all, generous with my time and aid and brave where it is warranted.
If you look back on time at Hogwarts you can see that I am willing to put aside my own endeavours outside of Hogwarts to aid my fellow students, I will organise events for students, as well as aid students who require special attention. You can also see examples of my good behaviour, willingness to take the lead in lessons, concern about other students, chivalrous nature. As well as the ability to liase with teachers, aid in important investigations(to which end I eventually solved the mystery of Mary Holmes' murder) and help out fellow students. I am also capable of looking after troublesome students from other housesas well as Gryffindor students, and those who fall in neither of those categories.
Thank-you ladies and gentleman, I hope I have managed to convince you today of my eligibility to represent and lead the school as Head Boy. I hope you are able to see my virtues and see me as an eligible candidate for Head Boy.