Witch-Corporal Beatrice Hawthorne attended Blacksburg Magery Institute from 2003 to 2010. During the 2008-2009 school year, she took part in the MASE Program, spending the term at the Charmbridge Academy along with Martin Nguyen, Maximilian King, Tybalt Franklin, Pierce Prince, and Adelaide Speir.
She and her fellow Stormcrows were introduced to the Charmbridge students by Dean Grimm during the start-of-term assembly. In September, she helped in breaking up a fight between Anna Chu and Tomo Matsuzaka, restraining Tomo while Professor Shirtliffe restrained Chu and King restrained Alexandra Quick.
Alexandra later learned that Beatrice had been one of Maximilian's closest friends (along with Martin Nguyen) since their sixth grade year at BMI. They often practiced wizard-dueling together. Beatrice comes from a strict Plymouth Traditionalist family.