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The NNPS Exemplary Support Staff of the Year Awards Banquet was held at the end of May, and the Telecom student crew recorded it for television. It is airing on NNPS-TV during the summer.

The banquet honors team members who are dedicated to advancing the mission of Newport News Public Schools: graduating students who are college, career and citizen-ready.

An awards dinner was held May 31 at the Newport News Marriott at City Center, in the Grand Ballroom.

For the TV production, Telecom Supervisor Ray Price served as Producer and led the crew, which was made up of NNPS-TV staff, Telecom alumni, and Telecom students. As always, Telecom Instructor Carl Daniels, Jr. and NNPS-TV Broadcast Engineer Mansoor Ahmed were part of the crew.

Telecom students mainly work as camera operators on this type of production, but other positions are sometimes available for them to try. Gaining hands-on experience means Telecom students have advanced skills when they graduate and move on to college coursework or the TV/video production industry.

The Exemplary Support Staff of the Year Awards Banquet may be viewed online during the TV broadcast by clicking on the Watch Live button on the home page, or by going directly to

The show can also be seen on-demand on the student channel on YouTube.

Watch the banquet on NNPS-TV:

Wednesdays and Fridays in August at 1:30 p.m.