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

The awards shows will air on TV throughout the summer and are also available on YouTube.

Go to nnpstv.com/programguide for broadcast dates and times.

Watch on the Web

You can watch all of our TV programming on the web. Just click on the "Watch NNPS-TV live" link to see the show that is currently airing on our channel. This is a great way for people outside our viewing area to see their loved ones receive awards, play sports, or receive their diplomas!


NNPS Retirement Banquet

The NNPS Retirement Banquet honors administrators, teachers, and staff who have served the school division and the community in many ways during their careers. A banquet recognizing them for their dedicated service to education was held June 29.

Watch the Retirement Banquet on YouTube


Teachers of the Year Awards Banquet

The Teachers of the Year Awards Banquet honors the top teachers as selected by their colleagues. Teachers of the Year will hold that title for the entire following year (2023-24). Each school selects a Teacher of the Year, and from that group, three teachers are selected as the Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers of the Year. One of those three is then chosen as the Division Teacher of the Year. The banquet was held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center on May 9.

Watch the ceremony on NNPS-TV:

Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays in August.

Watch the Teachers of the Year ceremony on YouTube


STAR Awards

The STAR Awards cover Elementary, Middle, and High school, and those students are honored at two awards ceremonies:  one for Elementary school students and one for Secondary school students.

STAR stands for "Students Taking Action and Responsibility" and the award  honors students for their leadership, initiative, citizenship, and  good works. It is sponsored by the Department of Youth Development.

The STAR Awards (Elementary and Secondary) were held virtually in 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

This year, the Secondary School STAR Awards were held in person on April 19 and the Elementary STAR awards on June 7. The Elementary STAR awards were not recorded.

More about the STAR awards

More about Youth Development

Watch the Secondary STAR Awards ceremony on YouTube


Salute to Success

The Salute to Success Student Recognition Dinner honors the valedictorians and salutatorians from each high school; seniors who have earned four or more Industry Certifications, students ranked number one academically in grades nine through 11; those recognized by the National Merit Scholarship program and the National Hispanic Recognition program, and students who have demonstrated extraordinary Civic Leadership.

The Salute to Success banquet was held May 17. The event is sponsored by the Newport News Education Foundation, which supports the public school division in its efforts to prepare students for work.

More about NNEF

Watch Salute to Success on YouTube


NNPS Exemplary Support Staff of the Year Awards Banquet

The NNPS Exemplary Support Staff of the Year Awards Banquet honors team members who dedicate themselves to advancing the mission by ensuring that students graduate college, career and citizen-ready. An awards banquet was held May 23 at the Newport News Marriott at City Center.

Watch the Exemplary Support Staff of the Year Awards on YouTube