September 12, 2016

The Newton County High School marching band will perform and one lucky student will get a chance to kick a 20-yard field goal for free tuition for the fall 2017 semester as East Central Community College hosts its annual “Be Our Guest Night” Thursday, Sept. 22.

All area high school students are invited to attend and will be admitted free to the game between the East Central Warriors and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Bulldogs. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m. in Bailey Stadium on the ECCC campus in Decatur.

“We encourage all area high school students to come enjoy a night of exciting football on us,” said Dr. Randall E. Lee, vice president for student services. “For those who have not attended a Warrior football game, you will be surprised not only with the exciting competition on the field but also with the talent of our amazing cheerleaders, Centralettes dance line, and one of the best marching bands in the state, the Wall O’ Sound!”

Lee said that in addition to being admitted free, the special guests (9th through 12th grade students) will be recognized throughout the game. Door prizes will be awarded and one of the visiting students will have an opportunity to win free tuition for one semester by successfully kicking a 20-yard field goal during halftime activities, a value of $1,040.

Students attending should check-in at the main gate prior to entering the stadium.

East Central Community College serves Leake, Neshoba, Newton, Scott and Winston counties and the surrounding area.

For more information on “Be Our Guest Night,” contact Romonica Evans in Student Services, 601-635-6300 or call toll free, 877-462-3222, ext. 300. Her e-mail address is


The Union High School Band performs during "Be Our Guest Night" Sept. 25, 2015.