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Island Pacific Academy students Carly (second from left) and Jackson Button (center), along with James Denzer (left) of Castle High and the Buttons' sister Hannah (holding picture) of Trinity Lutheran recently gave $1,000 to the military support organization Fisher House Hawaii at Tripler. Also pictured is Fisher House Hawaii manager Theresa Johnson (right). The donation was part of the youths' Operation Holiday Heroes project, an initiative that Hannah, a seventh-grader, created as a way to help the families of sick, injured or wounded soldiers and veterans during the holidays. The effort was conducted through the nonprofit Dream of a Better World, which the Button siblings established four years ago. Photo from Becker Communications.