Students participating in Brainbowl compete to answer trivia questions. Teams of students representing St. Mary’s compete against other teams from many schools in order to win the annual Brainbowl championship. Learning how to think quickly, be more confident, and become repositories of useful information would be among the many reasons why students take part in Brainbowl. St. Mary’s has done very well in the past, winning more than three quarters of all past tournaments. Tryouts are usually held in May of the previous year and September of that year, and the tournament is in October.