zoej wrote:Discussion area for New Mexico 2011 Science Olympiad.
This is my first time competing. Anyone from New Mexico in this forum?
AustinRHL used to compete (he medaled at nats last year, i believe from Albuquerque Academy) but now that he graduated he hasnt been on much.
Wow, that's a pretty unnerving level of recollection on your part. I certainly was never active enough to have established myself in the memory of the scioly.org community - or at least, I didn't think so. In spite of that, I have to say that it does bring back memories to be back here.
Anyway, I'll just pop in here to say that my school's team, which is indeed Albuquerque Academy, won State today over the Albuquerque Area Homeschoolers. It was a narrower margin (seven points on a scale of something like 20 or 25 for the victors, depending on the number of teams that competed this year, down to one for last place finishers) than it has been in the past, but I'm not in any position to attribute that to an improvement on the part of the homeschoolers or a stagnation/regression from our (fairly young) team.
Also, for the record, OlympiadLover is another New Mexico member (on the Albuqerque Academy team). Otherwise, yeah, there really isn't enough of an intense "Science Olympiad culture" in the state for there to be many members from it.