"We aren't really represented all the way in American history in our textbooks, so for children in the community to see something like this," said Bowkin. "I hope it would inspire them to go out, study and learn about their history and origin.
Paula Bowen, a Social Studies teacher at Lawton High hopes students leave the event feeling encouraged and proud of their history.
"I hope they take away an appreciation for their history and that their history is not just contained to one month, that it's black history 365," said Bowen. "They should want to study and pass that knowledge to their kids as well."
The winners of the quiz bowl took home trophies, cash prizes and gift cards to places like Chick-fil-a and Sonic.
If you're a high school student and you didn't participate in this years quiz bowl, but would like to next year, contact any of the Social Studies teachers at your school.