SBU hosts 40 teams in annual History Bowl

Students participate in the SBU History Bowl.BOLIVAR, Mo. – Southwest Baptist University recently hosted 40 teams from 25 schools at the annual SBU History Bowl on the Bolivar campus.

Kickapoo High School’s first team ran away with the Large School Division with a final total of 76 points. Second and third place were hotly contested, with Kickapoo’s second team holding off Bolivar High School, 68-67, and Parkview High School finishing with 66 points.

The Small School Division also was tight, with Bolivar Homeschool Association’s #1 team edging Lamar, a first-time participant, 78-77. Stockton finished in third place with 71 points.

Students answered 10 questions each from 10 categories including Medieval Europe, the Carter Administration and African History.

First-, second- and third-place teams in each division received a trophy, while first-place teams also received a $50 check from sponsor Colonial Dames of the Seventeenth Century, Captain Robert Napier Chapter in Springfield. The Matilda Polk Campbell Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution also is a History Bowl sponsor, and both organizations provide judges, scorekeepers, and other helpers for the event.

For more information about the SBU History Bowl, contact Dr. James Smith, professor of history at SBU, at

*Published: 3-13-2020