Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers

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Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers At a Glance
Member of SO since 2005 (B) 2008 (C)
Best finish, regionals 1st place
Best finish, state 1st, 2006-2007, 2009, 2011-2018 (B) 1st, 2014, 2016, 2018 (C)
Best finish, nationals 30th, 2011 (B) 29th, 2014 (C)


Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers are a team that competes in both B and C Division in New Mexico.

Team History

The New Mexico-based Albuquerque Area Home Schoolers have been participating in Science Olympiad since the 2004-2005 competitions, when Linda Walkup organized a group of ten home schoolers into a middle school team to provide science enrichment and opportunity for her daughter and other science-minded home schoolers. Encouraged by their success in the ten events they participated in, the next year they stretched their team of ten to do all 23 events the next year, and somehow won the state competition. The middle school team has continued to do well, finishing first or second at state for the last eleven years. A high school team was formed partly from the former middle school team members for the 2008 Science Olympiad, and has continued to improve, placing fifth, then third, then second place in 2010-2013. Both the high school and middle school teams won first place at state in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

National medals

The middle school team got a first place medal in Mission Possible in 2013, third place medal in Mission Possible and fourth place medal in Reach for the Stars in 2012. In 2014, the high school team got a second place medal in Rocks and Minerals, a second place medal in Game On, and a sixth place medal in Hydrogeology. In 2016, the middle school team won second place in Mission Possible. In 2017, the middle school team earned a second place finish in Scrambler. In 2018, the middle school team earned second place in Anatomy and Physiology and Wright Stuff, and fourth place in Mystery Architecture, and the high school team earned first place in Helicopters and sixth place in Herpetology.

The middle school team has competed at Nationals now for eight consecutive years, and ten out of the last eleven years.

Team Motto: Pro Gloriam Dei

Results History

Year States (B) Nationals (B) States (C) Nationals (C)
2005 - N/A N/A
2006 1st 50th N/A N/A
2007 1st 37th N/A N/A
2008 2nd - 5th -
2009 1st 35th 3rd -
2010 2nd - 2nd -
2011 1st 30th 2nd -
2012 1st 39th 2nd -
2013 1st 31st 2nd -
2014 1st 45th 1st 29th
2015 1st 46th 2nd -
2016 1st 42nd 1st 37th
2017 1st 44th 2nd -
2018 1st 38th 1st 36th
2019 1st 42nd 1st 38th