SCOTTSDALE – The Black Mountain Foothills Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution presented two students from the Bella Vista College Preparatory School with awards for winning first-place in the state for its essay competition.

The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) facilitates the essay contest for local students in grades 5-12 to write about American history.

The two Arizona first-place winners were Brenden Cakebread in the eight-grade category, and Eli Hoffman in the high-school category.

“Two winners from Bella Vista, not only won for their schools but also came in first place in the state!” stated the press release from the Black Mountain Foothills Chapter of DAR.

The local DAR chapter also recognized Isabelle Kuyper, a teacher at Bella Vista with the Outstanding Teacher of American History Award “for her dedication and creative methods to inspire students to learn about the founding of our country.”

About the DAR:

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a volunteer women's service organization  for those who can prove lineal descent from a Patriot of the American Revolution. To find out more through our web site at blackmtnfoothills.weebly.com