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First semester freshman: Andy Dwyer
I think this one speaks for itself.
Second semester freshman: Leslie Knope
Once you’ve started to get the hang of things, your confidence goes way up and you try to take on far more than you can handle. Things get a little…hectic, but you’re still young and innocent, believing that everything will turn out great and refusing to take no for an answer.
First semester sophomore: Tom Haverford
Still unwaveringly optimistic, you’ve retained all the unbridled enthusiasm of freshman year while tossing away (most of) the fear and uncertainty about what high school may hold.
Things may have been a bit rocky over the summer leading up to sophomore year, as you’re still finding your way in the world of internships and other enrichment opportunities.
You may have hit a few snags (just like Tom’s infamous bankruptcy of his company with Jean Ralphio, Entertainment 720), but now that you’ve learned the ropes, you’re bright-eyed, hopeful, and savvy.
Second semester sophomore: Ann Perkins
On the surface you may appear decently grounded and experienced (just as Ann must be level headed as a nurse), but a closer look will quickly reveal the inner freshman that’s still around, a lot more than you’d like to admit.
While you probably still have no idea what’s going on in some situations and act completely awkward in other situations, you’ve learned enough to become somewhat practical. You’re acknowledging the importance of the fast-approaching junior year, and have begun preparing for the obstacles ahead.
All of junior year: Ron Swanson
This is the year to get serious and really focus on your classes, and no one knows hard work better than Ron Swanson. Plus, you can now empathize (to an extent) with Ron’s over the top paranoia as people start hounding you about college lists and test scores and you become more secretive to protect all information college-related.
First semester senior: Ben Wyatt
Ben is usually all business and knows how to get things done, but sometimes the pressure gets to him and he, well, becomes a little unhinged. Ben doesn’t always know what’s going on, and he isn’t afraid to admit it, but together, you and Ben can navigate the crazy world of college applications together. Don’t get down, believe in yourselves, and you’ll make it through all the stressful, sleepless nights!
Admissions Season: Chris Traeger
This is the season of unbridled hope, and there’s no better role model than Chris when it comes to optimism. He’ll always be positive, even if it kills him (and in one case it did! Kind of.)
Second semester senior: Donna Meagle
With college applications finally turned in, you don’t have a care in the world; all you wanna do is just have some fun at last. Donna is the perfect embodiment of this attitude; her annual “Treat Yo’ Self” holiday with fellow Parks and Rec member Tom Haverford is exactly what you should be doing after all the hard work you’ve put in.
Graduation: April Ludgate
At last, it’s time to leave high school, which means you can finally stop having to pretend you like the people around you (okay perhaps I exaggerate, most people have friends that they’ll surely keep in touch with post-high school. I think you’d be lying though if there wasn’t at least one immature person you can’t wait to never see again).
The thing is, as nonchalant as you might act during the ceremony, it’s just a front so that people don’t see how emotional you actually are. You might not be a fan of most people, but you do secretly harbor some sentiment and actually do care about a select few people.
Summer before college: Jerry Gergich
Given that Jerry was always the odd one out in the Parks and Rec department, it probably makes sense that the category he falls in isn’t even technically in high school. At this point, you’ve fallen to the bottom of the ladder again and will be a tiny freshman entering the big world of college.
You’re excited, somewhat lost, and probably a bit nervous, but you’re taking it bit by bit and hoping that college students will accept you once you’re on campus (don’t worry, they absolutely will!)
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