Student Awards and Competitions



Debate Finals

Congratulations to CHP on winning the final NJ Middle School Debate Championships! The team, comprised of CHP students Agni Rajinikanth, Keyon Majidi and Matthew Clarke, finished as the top school with the most number of points at the tournament. The final debate topic that clinched the tournament championship was Facial Recognition Technology Does More Harm than Good. We are all very proud of our teams! Read More

International Academic Competitions

In March 2019, International Academic Competitions suspended all of their competitions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. These events were rescheduled for October 2020. Congratulations to the following CHP participants whose performance on the make-up Regional Finals earned them the opportunity to advance to the National Finals of the History Bee and/or Science Bee: Aakarsh Mamawala – History Bee – Second Place Winner!; Leela Menon – History Bee & Science Bee; Narayan Lekhi – History Bee; Motunrayo Odukoya – History Bee & Science Bee; Soham Belur – History Bee; Sriram Banigallapati – Science Bee; Karthikeya Kodali – Science Bee; Sarah Karlekar – Science Bee Read More

Spanish Examinations

Congratulations to several Spanish I students who attained national recognition for excellent performance on the 2020 National Spanish Examinations. Students from Cedar Hill Prep School earned a total of  one gold, three silver, and three bronze medals along with ten honorable mentions.  “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 140,000 students registered in 2020.” Students from CHP School have a long history of high achievement on these exams and are taught by Spanish teacher Cari Cerasa. The National Spanish Examinations are administered each year in grades 6 through 12 and are sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. Read More

National French Contest, Le Grand Concours

Congratulations to Cedar Hill Prep for their first participation in the National French Contest, Le Grand Concours, an annual competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of French. Students of French in grades 1-12, in all 50 states and abroad, take an online test and compete against students with similar educational backgrounds for prizes. Grades 1-6 participate in the FLES Contest. Grades 7-12 in the Secondary Contest. Read More

Math League Competition

Cedar Hill Prep School Students Excel in Mathematics League! 1st in Somerset Region. The New Jersey Mathematics League is an annual international math competition in which Cedar Hill Prep School students participate every year.
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St Joseph Math Competition

Twelve CHP 7th and 8th grade Math students participated in the 13th Annual St. Joseph Mathematics Contest. Students from 15 schools attended, and our very own 8th grade student, Shyam Parikh, tied for 11th place in the entire competition. Congratulations to Shyam for a job well done, and to all the students who participated. Read More

Continental Mathematics League

Grade three participates in the Continental Math League every year. Two third graders, Sahana Aravindakshan and Shray Chandwani, won awards and medals for being the National Winners for the Euclidean Division. Read More

RoboCup Junior

“CHPS United” Robotics Team presented “Robot Idol” as part of the 2019 RoboCup Junior USA OnStage competition on May 19th. The competition (ages 12– 19) integrates science, technology, engineering, and the arts. The students presented a two minute creative stage performance, including choreography, set design and construction, costume design, music, and video design. They used autonomous robots that they designed, built and programmed. Read More

National Science Bowl

Science Bowl challenges the students’ knowledge of Science and Math. We encourage our students to take part in National Science Bowl to enhance their classroom learnings and to have a deeper understanding of their subjects. On Friday, February 22, a team from Cedar Hill Prep competed in the annual Middle School Science Bowl at Princeton Plasma Physics Lab. The students returned to great applause for their high scores in all areas of the Science and Math disciplines. Read More

National Science League

Second, third and fourth grade students of Cedar Hill Prep participate in National Science League every year. The students compete with other students on the same grade level from schools all over the United States. The contest is comprised of multiple choice questions which are based on factual knowledge as well as students’ understanding of scientific processes. Congratulation to our students for placing among the top 25 of their respective grade divisions. Read More

NJ State Chess Tournament

CHP competed in the NJ State Chess Tournament at Brookdale Community College on Sunday, February 24th. NJ’s 270 best K-8 chess players attended the event! Priyansh Shrivastava finished 4th in the NJ Middle School section with 4 wins and 1 loss. Great job! Read More

Junior Solar Sprints

CHP encourages and provides support for the Junior Solar Sprints which challenges students to use their scientific knowledge, creative thinking, and experimentation skills to develop new vehicles and fuel technologies. Students have to design and build high-performance solar vehicles addressing the transportation issues in the US due to environmental constraints, oil availability and economic factors. Read More