Seventh grade scholars Gracie Brought, Elexia Bullock, and Jordan Dennis at Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School Flightline Upper Academy won the junior regional group exhibit competition for the National History Day contest this past weekend at University of Arkansas Little Rock.

The National History Day competition is an annual research-based competition that is theme-focused. These scholars competed against more than 30 other groups from schools all over Central Arkansas.

This year’s contest theme is "Turning Points in History." Every entry had to focus on an event and its impact on history. The group’s winning entry was the Disneyland Hub Design Exhibit focusing on how Disneyland changed the concept of theme parks around the world. On April 20, the group will compete at the Arkansas State competition.

The Flightline Upper Academy campus of Jacksonville Lighthouse Charter School serves grades 5-8 and is located on Little Rock Air Force Base. All scholars at all levels are focused on not just getting accepted to college but succeeding in college. The program includes rigorous academics, strong social development and arts infusion.

Jacksonville Lighthouse is part of the Lighthouse Academies nonprofit network of charter schools. Lighthouse Academies schools provide opportunities for children to discover, achieve, and prepare for success in college, incorporating an arts-infused philosophy. Lighthouse Academies develops children’s critical decision-making skills to prepare them for success in life. Lighthouse Academies works relentlessly to achieve these outcomes through a self-sustaining financial model to transform children’s futures. For more information about the school or the network, please visit the website at or call 800-901-6943.