The New Albany middle school and high school Science Olympiad teams will advance to the state competition April 30 at The Ohio State University.

Coach Kirsten Jaster said the teams competed in the Science Olympiad regional competition two weeks ago. The middle school's varsity team placed second and the junior varsity placed fourth out of 17 teams. The high school team scored its all-time best by placing fourth out of the15 teams present.

The Science Olympiad is a national nonprofit organization devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science and providing recognition of outstanding achievement in science education by both students and teachers. Last year, 277 teams of more than 4,000 Ohio students and teachers participated in the Science Olympiad competitions.