Student Awards and Competitions

Private school Cedar Hill Prep Spanish Examinations Achievement

Congratulations to the Cedar Hill Prep School who attained national recognition for excellent performance in the 2015 National Spanish Examinations.

36 out of 55 middle school world language students were honored: students achieved 4 gold, 10 silver, and 2 bronze medals along with 20 honorable mentions.

What Are The National Spanish Examinations?

These online tests are administered each year in grades 6 through 12, and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese.

It is a standardized assessment that is voluntarily given by more than 3,800 teachers in the United States to measure the proficiency and achievement of students who are studying Spanish as a second language.

How Recognized Are These Examination Results?

The National Spanish Examinations are among the most used Spanish tests in the U.S. and is used by many administrative and teaching associations and organizations at the local, state and national levels.

“Attaining a medal or honorable mention for any student on the National Spanish Examinations is very prestigious,” said Kevin Cessna-Buscemi, National Director of the Exams, “because the exams are the largest of their kind in the United States with over 157,000 students participating in 2015.”

In order to be awarded a medal, students have to achieve a high percentile test result:

  • Gold Medal (95th percentile or higher),
  • Silver Medal Placement (85th – 94th percentile)
  • Bronze Medal Placement (75th – 84th percentile)
We want to thank and recognize Señora Collars’ wonderful efforts in teaching and preparing our students!

National History Bee Finals – Atlanta, Georgia

June 8, 2014

We congratulate Tristan, Nima, Pranav, and Archit for making it to the National History Bee Championship Finals taken place in Atlanta, Georgia. Our Middle Schoolers did exceptionally well! Pranav made it to the Championship round! Unfortunately, the National History Bee was not won from our students, but making this far is a win of itself. We are so proud of our Middle Schoolers for making this far and have gotten to experience such an amazing event! Kudos to the 4 of you!!

Here is a glimpse from the event!


Megha Thomas – High Honors John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth

May 22, 2014

Megha Thomas participated in the Talent Search SCAT conducted by John Hopkins University’s CTY (Center for Talented Youth) on June 2013. Scoring high honors in the test, she received an invitation by JHU to the 2014 Awards Ceremony being held at Rutgers University on May 31, 2014. We are very happy and proud of her. A recognition and a thank you also goes out to all teachers at CHP for all their dedicated work and efforts. Teachers impact and instill good values in a child’s life that will help them in the future. Congratulations Megha!!!