Homeschool Teams Win Idaho State Science Olympiad

Homeschool Teams Take Top Trophies
at Idaho State Science Olympiad;
Heading to Nationals


Treasure Valley middle school and high school homeschool students joined fifty-two public and private school teams from across the state to compete at the Idaho State Science Olympiad on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at Northwest Nazarene University. Teams of up to 15 students competed in 23 events focusing on various STEM disciplines.


Both homeschool teams won their respective first place team trophy (plus 31 individual medals!), earning the privilege of representing the State of Idaho at the National Science Olympiad Tournament to be held at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio May 19-20, 2017.


Homeschool mom Vickie Weers, whose two sons competed for the second time, said, “Science Olympiad is one of the most challenging yet completely rewarding competitions.  It can be frustrating, yet so worth the outcome no matter if you win or not.”


“Our kids gave it their all. It was wonderful to see them work so hard and overcome so many challenges. I’m so thrilled they will have such a fantastic opportunity competing at the national level,” middle school coach, Michelle Anderson said.



To help fund the teams’ trip to Nationals, click here!

(Donations of airline miles are also in need. If you have miles to donate to students,
please email stemolympian{at}

To learn about the teams’ progress, follow them here!

Wondering what the Science Olympiad is? Watch the 2016 National Tournament Highlights below:


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