BHS teachers remember Jeopardy winner Kyle Becker from high school days

BISMARCK, N.D. - Kyle Becker has won on Jeopardy for the fourth day in a row.

Photo courtesy of Jeopardy.

Becker works at Vanderbilt University now, but his learning began in the halls of Bismarck schools including BHS.

“I remember Kyle as being a very enthusiastic, very competitive, very smart young man,” said Sue Forster, BHS Instructional Coach. “Very friendly, he was fun to have around, he had high goals.”

Forster had Becker in her math classes. She also was a coach for the math and academic teams, which he was a part of for most of his four years in high school.

“He was the type of kid that you called on to answer the more difficult questions,” said chemistry teacher Scott Weigum.

Weigum also remembers Becker fondly from chemistry classes, saying sometimes he could explain concepts to his peers better than Weigum could.

“He's very talented. He's probably one of the top 10 students that I've ever taught, and I've been teaching for 24 years,” Weigum said.

Both teachers have been watching Jeopardy all week as Becker continues to excel, just like they say he did in high school.

“There were some chemistry questions asked the other day and I remember seeing those and thinking, 'oh he better get those, he better get those,'” Weigum said.

“He worked hard and he deserves the accolades that he's getting,” Forster said.

And if he keeps winning, they'll keep watching. Through Thursday afternoon, Becker had won $63,802 in four days.