Today’s Birthday: Smokey Bear

It's August 9, and Smokey Bear turns 75 years old today.  In the beginning, Smokey Bear was a real live bear, but eventually he morphed into the Smokey Bear we know and love, namely the one stripped to the waist, wearing only a hat and a pair of blue jeans, and advocating for forest fire prevention with his familiar phrase, "Only you can prevent forest fires".  Occasionally people will ask us if American School has a mascot similar to Smokey Bear.  Sadly, we do not, though it would be interesting to have an costumed eagle or owl or other animal in our booth at conventions when we promote our high school correspondence courses, online high school courses, middle school correspondence courses and online middle school courses.  Don't feel like you've burned through your chance to get a high school diploma.  Enroll with us and let us help you earn a high school diploma at home.  We look forward to the day you'll grin and bear it while holding your American School diploma!