Students from Barkdull Faulk, Madison Foster, Robinson, Swayze, Minnie Ruffin, Thomas Jefferson, and Lincoln Elementary Schools competed in front of family and friends Saturday morning.
The bowl started with the singing of the Negro National Anthem, followed with prayer given by reverend Roland Hamilton.
Next, the students took the stage for competition time.
"They get the information around November or December and they just study, find key words to help remember the questions," said Kimberly Long with Barkdull Faulk Elementary School.
The seven schools competed in three rounds of questions before the final three teams advanced to the grand finale.
"It gives more knowledge of their heritage," said Glenda Powell with HAMPCO, Inc. "Then they have fun and learn how to compete, and to [have] good sportsmanship because sometimes you don't always win, but you still learn a lot."
Sponsors says the bowl is not just a competition, it is a history lesson for the students and community.
"I think it's important because if you know where you came from. If you know what your forefathers went through, the fight is still on, so you know where you need to be to reach that goal," Powell said.
The students of Barkdull Faulk took the first place victory. Minnie Ruffin Elementary came in second place, and Thomas Jefferson in third.
The students all received certificates and cash prizes for their participation in the bowl.
The library at Barkdull Faulk Elementary is also receiving an additional $1,000 dollars for books.