Southern Wayne Quiz Bowl exists to give public high school students the opportunity to compete on an academic level. In a fast-paced, televised format, students answer questions relating to a broad variety of subjects with high school teams facing their peers from neighboring school districts. General knowledge, accuracy, and speed can entitle a team to win its division, allowing it to proceed to Conference play-offs, and ultimately to the State of Michigan High School Quiz Bowl Championship held each April in East Lansing, Michigan.

The goal of Southern Wayne Quiz Bowl is to provide a showcase for the academic talents of its participants in an atmosphere both challenging and enjoyable. Many high school quiz bowl players go on to participate in college bowl as they pursue their higher educations.