Another important contribution made by Mr. Horn was being the official sponsor of Bullard's JSA Club. It was this sponsorship that brought him closer to his students, and earned him the nickname "Papa."
In 1997, the Angry Bear was in Papa's class, and always had something to contribute. One day, Papa was explaining to the class about McCarthyism, and accusing various students of being Communists. Suddenly, the Angry Bear exclaimed, "Papa, you're a Communist!" Mr. Horn was left speechless.
Another interesting discussion arose when Mr. Horn was teaching the class about the Depression. He was saying "the Depression really affected the common man, Joe Average." Will suddenly asked, "What about Joe Mama?" Again, Mr. Horn was speechless.
Finally, the Angry Bear turned in a term paper using the infamous "Peggy Sue" as an introduction, even though Papa had expressly forbidden it. The term paper was returned torn in several pieces, but when reconstructed, there was a large piece missing from the side. It was determined that this missing piece was due to Mr. Horn taking a bite out of the paper.
Papa will continue to teach at Bullard High for a long time to come, making a profound impact on the lives of young people everywhere.
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