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JCJC kicks off 100 year celebration

ELLISVILLE, MS (WDAM) - Jones County Junior College is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the institution.

Thursday afternoon they had an informal kick off to their celebration at Bobcat Stadium prior to the football teams opening game against Mississippi Delta.  The Maroon Typhoon Band formed the numeral 100 on the field and were joined by over 1000 students, faculty, staff, and alumni who helped fill in the numeral.

Several anniversary events are planned each month over the next year including four events during the week of September 18-24 to formally kickoff the celebration.

The institution opened it's doors in 1911 as Jones County Agricultural High School.

"In 1927 we took a big risk to start the college and it was a risk that has paid dividends ever since," said Doctor Jessie Smith, JCJC President. "We've educated tens of thousands of students and we're a great success today."

The next event will be held Sunday, September 18 at 2:00 p.m. when they celebrate the official 100 year birthday with cake and ice cream at the neill student center.

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