Scholar Bowl is the "Sport of the Mind" and any student within grades 9-12 at the High School may participate. Through participation players engage in all the competitiveness, teamwork, and camaraderie of an athletic team, with "mental fitness" as the central force. The team participates in competitive tournaments throughout the season which runs from October through April (or May if the team qualifies for state competition). Smithville Scholar Bowl is recognized throughout the region as a highly competitive team.
The Scholar Bowl team will have regular practices that meet the needs of current players. For example, before school and after school practices will be scheduled once the season begins in mid-October.