So the plan was to write one of these posts every other week. Yet here we are, five days later, and a new post in the making. The primary reason for this decision is the Tufflepuffs just have so many interesting things happening this summer, any delay writing about them would be criminal. We always say you wish you were a Tufflepuff, and here are some reasons why, this summer, it might be true.
First up in this round of Tufflepuffs is Madeleine Lebovic, one of our wonderful rising sophomores. Like our dear Ian, Madeleine started the summer on a high note, as she was one of the three brave Tufflepuffs who went skydiving. However, after skydiving, her summer hit a low point, as Madeleine, like so many before her, struggled to find an internship or job for the summer. In response to her struggles, Madeleine decided to create her own business for the summer. She is running a summer camp this summer. Now many of us when we were growing up went to soccer, basketball, music, or arts camps during the summer time, but I am willing to bet none of us went to a quidditch camp. However, those in the Barrington Area of Chicago now have the chance to play quidditch over the summer, as Madeleine has started the Barrington Area Quidditch Club (BAQC). She will be running weekly camps for all ages this summer, starting June 16. Anyone interested in finding out more about the summer camps or the program in general should check out her beautiful website, http://www.baqc.net/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next up is the lovely Bj Mestnik. Now while he has officially graduated from Tufts, he will never graduate from being a Tufflepuff, and thus he is featured here.
Bj, after the craziness of senior week and graduation, hopped on a flight to Dublin, where he spent the day chilling and drinking with old drunk Irishmen. He then traveled to Rome, where he took in the sights of the city. He then traveled around Italy, taking in the sights and sounds of the country and of course, eating delicious food. He visited Venice where he recreated a chase scene in the crowded Venice streets and jumped in a Venice canal. He then traveled to Florence, which is his favorite city he's visited thus far. He planning on traveling to Brussels, Amsterdam, Milan, and Geneva. In Geneva, he will be picked up by his first WWOOFing family. For those who don't know, WWOOF stands for world wide opportunities on an organic farm, which is a program that allows people from around the world work on organic farms in different locations around the world. Bj will be woofing in Italy for the majority of his summer and after.
Last, but certainly not least, is the fabulous David Stack. This summer, Stack is spending 6 weeks in Uganda as an internship. This internship, established by the New England Global Issues Institute along with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship sends teams of 18 or 20 students to Uganda. During this trip, his team will work with the Christian Ugandan University students, learning about issue in global poverty, relief work, the role of the global Church, and the rehabilitation of former girl soldiers. He will be serving in Kamplala and Gulu and will be living with the people he meet. His team will be working with Miles to Smiles and Thread of Life to try to understand and work with the people of Uganda to tackle poverty issues. He will also live and work with former girl soldiers at the ChildVoice site. We here at Tufts Quidditch could not be prouder of David Stack and know he will bring laughter and love to everyone he meets along the way.
That's all for this post. Let us know in the comments who you want to hear about next.
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