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Every year, NNPS-TV records the Newport News Public Schools awards ceremonies to air on NNPS-TV Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17. End-of-the-year ceremonies include: Salute to Success, Exemplary Support Staff of the Year, STAR Awards (Elementary and Secondary), Teachers of the Year, and the NNPS Retirement Banquet.
 

graduation capThe NNPS high school graduations will be held June 7, 9 and 10. NNPS-TV will video-record the commencement ceremonies for replay on NNPS-TV Cox 47/FiOS 17 and on our Roku and Apple TV channels. DVDs will be available for purchase. A live webstream will be available on YouTube during the ceremonies.

 
NNPS logoThe next School Board meeting is the Oath of Office Ceremony, which will be held Tuesday, June 19 at 5:30 p.m. It will be broadcast live on NNPS-TV (Cox Channel 47/Verizon FiOS Channel 17) and on the Web at nnpstv.com. NNPS-TV's live stream is also available on Roku and Apple TV. On-demand video will be available later on YouTube and the NNPS-TV video site. The meeting will be recorded and re-played at later dates as well.
 

Telecom Instructor Carl Daniels, Jr. was honored for his work leading the TV students in the production of educational videos for the NASA eClips initiative.

 

student video-recordingThe Telecom crew video-recorded Christopher Newport University's graduation ceremony May 12. It will be produced for DVD, which will be available for CNU families to purchase. Telecom's video was also used for the live shots displayed on the giant LED screens at the ceremony.

 

Telecom reporter on the sceneTelecom reporter on the sceneAs prom season approaches each year, Telecom students are doing more than looking for fancy clothes and a date for the big event. They are working as camera crew and TV reporters as part of "Every 15 Minutes," a national program that warns of the dangers of driving while distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

 

White with video cameraTelecom graduate Corey White, Jr. is a senior at Virginia Wesleyan University who "cannot wait to graduate." White was a student at the Telecommunications Center his junior and senior years of high school. He graduated from Heritage High in 2014, and now he is spending time at Telecom again, this time as an intern.

 
Telecom students at SAGE ExpoTelecom students recently participated in the SAGE High School Expo at Patrick Henry Mall. It was held on Saturday, April 14.
 
aerial photo of visitors and TV truck

NNPS-TV recently welcomed kindergartners to the station for a tour. Most tours are for elementary school students and above, but Producer Nik Long agreed to host the students from Marshall Early Learning Center because of what they are learning about in class.

 
'Fuzion Fitness' host Alexis Perkins
Telecom grad and 'Fuzion Fitness' host Alexis Perkins does not slow down or stop moving. For the past eight or so years, the energetic fitness enthusiast has taught Zumba® at OneLife Fitness, hosted NNPS-TV's 30-minute workout show, traveled internationally to promote fitness, held a "Zumbathon®" fundraiser for breast cancer research, coordinated the LOVE Fest dance fitness event, and wrote a book, much of which was done while holding down a job in the television industry and raising a son.