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2017 Near Space Challenge

National Champions

New Mexico State Champions

Cadet SSGT. Gabriella Valdez-Lozoya represented Wilson MS and competed in the 2017 Near Space Challenge. (This was a High School Event) She competed against 21 other Schools in the Engineering Category.

Winning a New Mexico State Title & National Championship!!!

2019 Sea Perch International Competition

Cadet Sgt Nathaniel Benz. Cadet Ssgt Noah Saiz, Cadet Msgt Cameron Saiz and Cadet Colonels Carlos Lopez-Hernandez and Jahaira Martinez will represent the Wildcat Squadron and the State of New Mexico at the Sea Perch International Competition at the University of Maryland June 1-3, 2019

2018 Sea Perch International Competition

Cadets: 1st Lt. Dovirs Riley, Ssgt Gabriella Valdez-Lozoya and 1st Lt. Carlos Lopez-Hernandez represented the State of New Mexico at the Sea Perch National Competition at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth June 1-3. They placed in the Top 50 in the Nation. Great Job Wildcats!!

Metro Champion Team 2019

Metro Champion Academic Team

Metro Champion Cadet of the Year

Metro Champion Drill Team

Metro Champions Color Guard “B” Team

Metro Champion Color Guard “B”

Team Commander Carlos Lopez-Hernandez

Metro Champion Curl Up Team

Metro Champion Push Up Team

Metro Champion Tug of War Team

Metro Reserve Champion

Color Guard "A" Team

Metro Reserve Champions 800

Meter Run Team

Metro Reserve Champions Relay Team

470th "Wildcat Squadron" Leadership

Hello, I am MSGT Charles Cogburn and I am excited to have this opportunity to work with your child. I have served both this Nation and Community with Pride, Retiring from both the New Mexico Air National Guard and the Albuquerque Fire Dept. 

The School Year 2020-2021 will of course start out virtually. Things will be changing I'm sure quite frequently. If you have any questions or concerns please contact myself or the front office staff. You may also check the APS website for any updated information.

The Wilson MS Leadership Academy is intended to develop Citizens of Character and Tomorrow's  Leaders. The program achieves this through classroom education on Leadership Qualities and Characteristics,  Air and Space fundamentals and the Science of Flight. There will be  hands on learning opportunities in a number of fun and challenging extra-curricular activities. 

The Wilson Leadership program is grounded in the Air Force core values of

Integrity First

 Service Before Self

 and Excellence in All We Do

Exploratory Leadership Cadets will be on the Wheel Program and will focus on Leadership and Team Building Skills as well as an introduction to Aerospace Science.

Leadership I Cadets will focus on Aerospace Science and Engineering. We will be designing, building, wind testing and flying our own aircraft and rockets, as well as learning the basics of flying on our Flight Simulators.

Leadership II Cadets will focus on Military History and Civics. They will be trained in First Aid, CPR and Survival Skills. We will also further the Aerospace Science aspect with more technical projects.

There will be a degree of Academic rigor to the program and along the way your child will earn promotions and acquire new leadership responsibilities.

The Cadets will have the opportunity to become part of a Team and compete in competitions throughout the school year.

Wilson has become Nationally Recognized as one of the Top Programs in the State of New Mexico and the United States. With Numerous City, State and now National Titles!

Events our Cadets have participated in:

  • Veterans Day Parade
  • Presented the Colors at Wilson Home Volleyball and Basketball Games
  • Presented the Colors at NM United Soccer, Albuquerque Isotopes, NM Gladiators, UNM Lobo Men's and Women's Basketball Games as well as HHS Football and Basketball games.
  • Collected, Packaged and mailed over 1500 Christmas "Care Packages" to American Troops serving in World Wide
  • Delivered 1000's of Well Wish Letters to Veterans at the VA Hospital in Albuquerque
  • Community Service Projects in the WMS Community
  • Citizenship Ceremony for local Veteran (story in Albuquerque Journal)
  • International Sea Perch Competition at the University of Massachusetts 2018
  • International Sea Perch Competition at the University of   Maryland 2019
  • Lunar Landing Challenge at NM State University 2019

Summer Programs

  • Sail Camp (Cochiti Lake)
  • STEM Camp ( West Mesa High School)
  • Lunar Landing Challenge (NM State University)

The program is designed to help the student by:

  • Being part of a Team
  • Developing Leadership Skills
  • Experience an introduction to Aerospace Science
  • Earn Rank and Awards
  • Solidify their Moral Character
  • Instill Pride within the student
  • Make friends and have fun

The student will be helping the school by:

  • Strengthening Discipline thereby reducing Referrals
  • Boost attendance through student morale
  • Acquire opportunities for peer mentoring
  • Participate with Community Service Projects
  • Provide an enhanced curriculum proven interesting and challenging to students

National Champions:

High Altitude Balloon (Engineering) 2017

National Qualifiers:

High Altitude Balloon (Engineering) 2017

Sea Perch Underwater ROV 2018

Sea Perch Underwater ROV 2019

Lunar Landing Challenge 2019

State Champions:

 High Altitude Balloon (Engineering) 2017

Sea Perch Underwater ROV 2018

Metro Champions in 32 Events

Metro Team Champions


*We also have Also participated in and placed in NM BEST Robotics and NESSP Robotics Competitions

* All Competitions in 2020 were cancelled due to Covid 19

Leadership Academy            instructor

2020 and 2021

Competitions Cancelled Due to Covid 19


2019 APS Metro Champs

2019 APS Metro Champs


2018 APS Metro Champions
          2018 APS Metro Champions
2017 APS Metro Champions
          2017 APS Metro Champions
      2016 APS Metro Reserve Champions
 2015 APS Metro Champions
           2015 APS Metro Champions
 2014 APS Metro Champions
              2014 APS Metro Champions
3rd Place Team 2013 APS Metro
       2013 APS METRO 3rd PLACE TEAM
Nathaniel Benz

2021 PFC Karl Bieser Memorial                  Cadet of the Year

                Isabel Bouchet