Keaton Harper is the eldest out of two children born of Phillip & Eva Harper and he mainly grew up in the company of various nannies and tutors before and after his sister was born. His father works in the Australian Ministry of Magic education department, while his mother is a highly positioned expert within the C&B department.
Growing up he was home-schooled and holds a certain amount of private pride in being the reason that eleven tutors simply handed in their resignation stating that the young Keaton was simply too much of a bother to teach. His accidental magic had been wild and who ever thought that placing so many windows in the large house would have been a good idea definitely needed a metaphorical dressing down. For in one of his outbursts of frustration that his teacher wasn't moving along their lesson fast enough for him to get outside on his broom....he may have shattered all twenty-three windows of the house at once. It wasn't his thought that his mother had hired a useless architect. Who needed that many windows anyway?
Prior to beginning at Tallygarunga, his life growing up, aside from those outbursts, was fairly uneventful. Keaton would attend the societal events when invited along with his parents, socialise with other children in the same social circles...and cause mischief within the same social circles...and would genuinely be bored. Oh, he and his parents would go on plenty of vacations - usually during the winter. One of Keaton's favourite locations would always stand out in his memories as being Japan, it was even more of a sweet memory when his wand chose him - for cherry being the favoured wand wood of Mahoutokoro.
"I can recommend this, a rune-inscribed cherry wand. The length is fourteen and three quarters inches long. The core consists of kelpie-mane..."
His wand choosing him stands out as Keaton's most cherished memory in his life so far, for it had felt like the torrent of magic that he felt whenever he reacted to anything had finally been streamlined into his wand - not to mention it meant that he would finally be attending school. Growing up home-schooled for most of his childhood, even with regular contact with other kids his age, it had felt lonely.
Keaton's first year was rather bland, it simply contained his getting to know people in his house, getting to know the school, quickly seeing that he would get into trouble if he pushed his professor's too much and really it was just him beginning to figure out his place. Excelling in potions and transfiguration from the get-go. His only disappointment? First-Years couldn't play Quidditch. Into his second-year he shook off the all-new feeling and revelled in finally being able to try-out for the Quidditch team - he had waited an entire year to do so. Again, K ( having been dubbed as K by his dorm-mates the previous year) found himself disappointed, for an older and much more practiced student in his house managed to get onto the team in the Chaser position that he had tried out for. This only made Keaton more determined to practice throughout the year and definitely make sure to get onto the team in his third year.
Third year came around rapidly and Keaton's inquisitive nature and natural curiosity led to him adding several electives onto his plate and he finally managed to show enough talent and managed to get onto his house's Quidditch team as a chaser at last. Though, barely. It would always be tight competition and he knew this, yet was determined to hold his place throughout the next few years of his schooling career. Though, it had probably helped over the years that he hit a very rapid growth spurt half way through third year and the next, rapidly towering over others in the school.
Now in his Sixth Year at Tally, Keaton has chosen his classes - having found a niche in potions, ancient runes and magical theory, albeit those being only three of his chosen eight classes alongside playing Quidditch.