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For her leadership, dependability, service, patriotism — and writing skills — Sacred Hearts Academy senior Shannon McAleer (sec- ond from left) recently won first prize in the state’s National Soci- ety Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Scholarship Essay contest. She is pictured with (from left) SHA English department chairwoman Gaylen Isaacs, Aloha chapter DAR chairwoman Valle Watan- abe and SHA head of school Betty White. Photo from Hayley Matson-Mathes.