Jersey Community High School students Eric Hecker and Alex Croxford competed at the State Finals of the Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge on Wednesday, April 9. Both students qualified for the state finals by competing in earlier contests at the regional and sectional level. The tests are offered by more than 50 community colleges and universities and are designed to present a challenge to the brightest students. Test material is drawn from senior high school and freshman level college curricula. Written by teams of college and university faculty, subjects include biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics. Each test production team produces three tests of increasing levels of difficulty, regional, sectional and state finals. Eric Hecker ended the day winning fourth place in the biology competition. Alex Croxford won second place in the Engineering Graphics finals. This earned Alex a $1,000 scholarship.