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The Extracurricular Enthusiast is an individual who is eager to participate in social organizations, especially school-related. He's at every school football game, is always decked out on school spirit day and when anything new comes up on the school activities radar he's always lurking in the cafeteria as the Heroes sit down for lunch, [[AsYouKnow ready to tell everyone about it]], and badger them into signing up.

Common traits an Extracurricular Enthusiast may have is as a plot Catalyst, giving [[PlotPoint needed information]] or unilaterally signing the heroes up for a 'fun' day manning the bake sale, whereupon plot will ensue. After doing so they will then [[ButNowIMustGo leave in a flurry]], busy to decorate the gym for homecoming night or something. This is related to another common trait, which is being that person who knows ''everyone'', thus acting as the main character's [[KnowledgeBroker source for rumors, gossip]] and [[MrExposition any other information]] about the school history or what's going on around town.

Extracurricular Enthusiasts are not necessarily smart or talented, they are just [[IWasBornReady ready and willing]], though the All-Star Soccer Player and the Straight-A Student also tend to be this trope. Sometimes the ExtracurricularEnthusiast is motivated to participate in school activities because they want as many things to write down on their college applications as possible. Other motivations might be that they genuinely feel like they are helping some cause, they like being part of something bigger than themselves, or they are just in it for the 'fun'.

Extracurricular Enthusiasts can be any gender and technically be of any age or environment, but they crop up most often in HighSchool SliceOfLife stories or College life stories. While the Extracurricular Enthusiast can sometimes overlap with the {{Nerd}}, {{Geek}}, and TeachersPet tropes, they are generally much better accepted by the school population because they do everything 'normal' kids do, they are just also heavily involved in other extracurricular activities (however, they ''do'' tend to [[NerdsLoveToughSchoolwork enjoy tough schoolwork]]). They are very rarely the AlphaBitch or JerkJock, and more often are a minor member of the hero's group or a SatelliteCharacter.

Characters likely to be Extracurricular Enthusiast, are any member of the ASB or [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil Student Council]], including The ClassRep and StudentCouncilPresident. In general they have more boisterous and outgoing personalities, and are rarely a ShrinkingViolet. Typical characterizations of the Extracurricular Enthusiast are the GenkiGirl or GenkiGuy, TheOjou, or {{Meganekko}}.

Keep in mind that in order to be this trope, a character must be '''heavily involved in more than one extracurricular activity''', or be an '''aggressive promoter and recruiter of their chosen activity'''.
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!!Examples:

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[[folder: Anime And Manga ]]

* Hana from ''Manga/FlunkPunkRumble'', who wanted to participate in everything the high School experience had to offer, because she used to be a {{delinquent}} and never participated in activities in junior high. She enthusiastically (to the point of lunacy) participates in every student activities, becoming the ClassRep and then later the StudentCouncilPresident. She is seen in the picture, unilaterally deciding that [[{{Delinquent}} Shinagawa]] will run for Student Council with her.
* In ''Manga/MedakaBox'', Medaka takes her job as student body council president very seriously and forces her best friend to join. [[spoiler: Of course, given that the student body council are the only ones capable of protecting the students from the Minus class, it's probably for the best.]]
* Played with in TheMelancholyOfHaruhiSuzumiya where, although the titular character joined every club, she did not stay in any of them and simply joined to see if they were interesting.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* Referenced in a 1994 DCComics advertisment that showed a High School Yearbook for five teen heroes who had "graduated" to their own titles. After four entries where "Afterschool Activities" were listed as "NOT APPLICABLE" and the reason this character wasn't in the school system, Comicbook/{{Robin}} gets "PRESIDENT, chess club; PRESIDENT, computer club; PRESIDENT, chemistry club" along with the quote "I'm just one of the guys. Really." (In-continuity, of course, Tim Drake had one afterschool activity that rather precluded any others.)

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[[folder: Film ]]

* Max Fischer's extracurricular activities at ''Film/{{Rushmore}}'' Academy include: Yankee Review editor-in-chief, French Club president, representing Russia in the model UN, Stamp & Coin Club vice-president, debate team captain, Lacrosse team manager, Calligraphy Club president, Astronomy Society founder, fencing team captain, track & field J. V. decathlon, 2nd Chorale choirmaster, bombardment society founder, Kung Fu Club yellow belt, Trap & Skeet Club founder, Rushmore Beekeepers president, Yankee Racers founder, Max Fischer Players director and the Piper Cub Club. Yeah, and he saved Latin - what did you ever do?
* Patty Simcox from ''Film/{{Grease}}'', who was an over-enthusiastic goody-toe-shoes cheerleader, nominated for student council, helped set up for the prom, and gossiped her way through the whole movie/play.
* In the Korean film ''Volcano High School'', virtually ''everyone'' tries to get the new main character to sign up with one of their clubs--he is ''swamped'' by enthusiastic recruiters.

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[[folder: Literature ]]

* In the ''Literature/{{Discworld}} Assassins' Guild Diary'', the same four or five names keep cropping up in the list of Student Officials. Of particular note is [[PunnyName Victor Ludorum]] who, amongst several other titles, is "Captain of Everything Else".

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* Alexis from ''Series/{{Castle}}'' seems to be involved in a huge number of school clubs. She takes them very seriously and she's a star academically as she wants to go to a prestigious college.
* Muffy Tepperman from ''Series/SquarePegs'' was involved in, if not the head of, every extracurricular activity.
* Dean Pelton from ''Series/{{Community}}''. There is no school activity/event that he can't get excited about.
** Annie Edison is the Straight-A Student equivalent.
%% * Ren Stevens from ''EvenStevens'' is like this.
* ''Series/ModernFamily'':
** Alex plays the cello, plays lacrosse, and has participated in a bottle-collection program to help build schools in third-world countries. Note that she doesn't do all this because she loves all the activities, but rather to pad her resume for when she has to apply for colleges.
** Cameron. In various episodes he has played drums in a rock band, led a band of Christmas carolers, and sang a verse from an opera at a wedding. And, of course, he is a classically trained Auguste clown.
%% * Cody from ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''.
* Rachel Berry from ''Series/{{Glee}}'', and it's only a ''minor'' element of her character. However, she doesn't do it because she loves or cares about the activities, but only so she can have more photos in the yearbook than any other student - to the point where she actually suggests to a student who (at the time) loathes her that they start a club together so she can get that one last vital photo. Apparently this is to "practice" for later years when she is confident that she'll be pursued by the paparazzi.
* Sue on ''Series/TheMiddle'' tries out for things constantly, but only very rarely succeeds. When she does, she is wildly enthusiastic; you could make a drinking game out of how many times she says "cross country" in season 2.
* Paris Geller and Rory Gilmore of ''Series/GilmoreGirls''. They are both involved in their school newspaper and heavily invested in it, and they are later active in students' council.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* As part of her incredible-overachiever character design, ''WesternAnimation/KimPossible'' is involved with or in charge of just about everything in Middleton High short of being a supply teacher, though most of these are merely referred to unless they're significant to the episode.
%% * Victoria Best of ''WesternAnimation/WordGirl'' is a negative example.
* [[GoGetterGirl Jodie]] from ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}.'' However, in many cases it's not because she ''wants'' to do these activities so much as [[EducationMama her parents want her to]] and she feels obliged to prove herself capable. This makes her a {{Foil}} for [[TheSnarkKnight Daria]], who's BrilliantButLazy.
%% * Chris-Alice from ''WesternAnimation/GrowingUpCreepie.''

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[[folder: Web Comics ]]

* ''Webcomic/HeadTrip'' in its collection of oddball superheroes has one built upon this concept -- ''"Hot Topic Avenger"''.
* Suzy from ''Webcomic/{{Paranatural}}'' is enthusiastic about the journalism club and frighteningly aggressive about recruiting the protagonist to said club.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* So-and-So in ''WebAnimation/TeenGirlSquad'' is a stereotypical overachieving preppy, and in Issue 15 she claims "I was on every committee ever!" with a manic look on her face.

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[[folder: Real Life ]]

* In Penny Eckert's famous study of Jocks and Burnouts, this is the defining characteristic of Jocks (that is, people very invested in the institution, not specifically in terms of sports. Someone who is in band, choir, and theater for instance would be a Jock under this definition).
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