Remembrall ’98: Neville Longbottom

Congratulations, Hogwarts Class of 1998! Please reflect on your experience at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry by answering some questions about your time at this esteemed institution.


Neville Longbottom

Favorite Memory:
Dumbledore’s Army. It was the first time that I felt I could really try to push myself to succeed. It was also one of the things that helped keep me safe and alive in my seventh year.

Favorite Class:
Herbology, definitely Herbology. It is still my favorite subject.

Least Favorite Class:

Favorite Teacher:
My favorite was Professor Sprout. I am considering asking if I can co-teach Herbology with her or maybe take over when she retires. I want to try to inspire and encourage others the way she did me.

Least Favorite Teacher:
Professor Snape

Favorite Place at Hogwarts:
The greenhouses! I can say that they are still my favorite place.

Best Place for An Early Morning Stroll:
To the owlery and down into the grounds, behind the greenhouses, and back. If timed right, you should be able to walk right into breakfast.

What club do you wish Hogwarts would have had?
A Herbology club. Something for those who are interested to learn more about the subject outside of the curriculum.

What advice would you give to first years?
Find your passion and believe in yourself. Oh, and watch out for the trick stair, Peeves, Sir Cadogan, the Bloody Baron, and any trolls in the dungeons. Plus, if you are missing your toad, check under your bed.

What would you change about your time at Hogwarts?
I would change the way I approached everything. Looking back now, I wish that I had believed in myself earlier. I would also have stood up for and advocated for myself earlier and with more confidence.

What NEWTs would you have taken if you’d had the chance?
Probably Herbology, or maybe Transfiguration to show Professor McGonagall I had actually been learning!

Brooke Schmitz

The magic of the Wizarding World enchanted me at an early age. Since then I have read the books more times than I can count. I love to inspire and connect with others through the Wizarding World.