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Merrie Monarch Festival 2008


April 3 - April 5

Video From The Merrie Monarch Festival 2008
 

 


Congratulations To The Winners Of

The 45th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival

Hilo, Hawaii

Judges

Cy M Bridges

Wayne Keahi Chang

Frank Kawaikapuokalani K Hewett

Hokulani Holt-Padilla

Nalani Kanaka'ole

Nathan Napoka

Victoria Holt Takamine

- Lokalia Montgomery Perpetual Trophy
- Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau $2000 Scholarship Award
- Sponsored trip to hula festival in Ikaho, Japan

Highest Combined Points 1,205 points

Hula Halau 'O Kamuela
Na Kumu Hula Kau'ionalani Kamana'o & Kunewa Mook
Kalihi & Waimanalo, O'ahu


Overall Wahine

1st Place
1,205 points  Hula Halau 'O Kamuela
Na Kumu Hula Kau'ionalani Kamana'o & Kunewa Mook
Kalihi & Waimanalo, O'ahu

2nd Place
1,192 points Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Kahakuleilehua Haunu'u Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu

3rd Place
1,177 points Halau Hula Olana
Na Kumu Hula Olana A'i & Howard A'i
Pu'uloa, 'Aiea, O'ahu


Overall Kane

1st Place
1,204 points Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Kahakuleilehua Haunu'u Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu

2nd Place
1,196 pointsKe Kai O Kahiki
Kumu Hula O'Brian Eselu
Wai'anae, O'ahu

3rd Place
1,172 points Halau Hula 'O Kawaili'ula
Kumu Hula Chinky Mahoe
Kailua, O'ahu


Miss Aloha Hula

1st Place
1,130 points (tiebreaker 1,584 points)
Kalimakuhilani Akemi Kalamanamana Suganuma

Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa O Laka
Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire
He'eia, Kane'ohe, O'ahu 

2nd Place
1,130 points (tiebreaker 1,579 points)

Kapalai'ula de Silva
Halau Mohala 'Ilima
Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva
Ka'ohao, Kailua, O'ahu 

3rd Place
1,116 points Julie 'Ilikea Afong
Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Kahakuleilehua Haunu'u Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu 

4th Place
1,115 points Aureana Kamali'io'iwalani Kim Len Tseu
Hula Halau 'O Kamuela
Na Kumu Hula Kau'ionalani Kamana'o & Kunewa Mook
Kalihi & Waimanalo, O'ahu 

5th Place
1,114 points Kristy Ann Ku'uipou'iokalani Perez-Kaiwi
Ke Kai O Kahiki
Kumu Hula O'Brian Eselu
Wai'anae, O'ahu 

Hawaiian Language Award
Kalimakuhilani Akemi Kalamanamana Suganuma
Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa O Laka
Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire
He'eia, Kane'ohe, O'ahu


Hula Kahiko - Wahine

1st Place
597 points Hula Halau 'O Kamuela 
Na Kumu Hula Kau'ionalani Kamana'o & Kunewa Mook
Kalihi & Waimanalo, O'ahu

2nd Place
590 points Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu

Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Kahakuleilehua Haunu'u Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu

3rd Place
585 points Halau Hula Olana 

Na Kumu Hula Olana A'i & Howard A'i
Pu'uloa, 'Aiea, O'ahu

4th Place
584 points Ka Pa Hula 'O Kauanoe 'O Wa'ahila 

Kumu Hula Maelia Loebenstein-Carter
Ka'imuki, Honolulu, O'ahu

5th Place
580 points (tiebreaker winner) Halau Mohala 'Ilima 

Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva
Ka'ohao, Kailua, O'ahu


Hula Kahiko - Kane

1st Place
597 points Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu

Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Kahakuleilehua Haunu'u Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu

2nd Place
593 points Ke Kai O Kahiki
Kumu Hula O'Brian Eselu
Wai'anae, O'ahu

3rd Place
586 points Halau Hula 'O Kawaili'ula
Kumu Hula Chinky Mahoe
Kailua, O'ahu

4th Place
559 pointsHalau Keali'i O Nalani
Kumu Hula Keali'i Ceballos
Los Angeles, California


Hula 'Auana - Wahine

1st Place
608 points Hula Halau 'O Kamuela
Na Kumu Hula Kau'ionalani Kamana'o & Kunewa Mook
Kalihi & Waimanalo, O'ahu

2nd Place
602 points Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Kahakuleilehua Haunu'u Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu

3rd Place
594 points Ka Leo O Laka I Ka Hikina O Ka La
Kumu Hula Kaleo Trinidad
Kapalama Uka, Honolulu, O'ahu

4th Place 592 points

Halau Hula Olana
Na Kumu Hula Olana A'i & Howard A'i
Pu'uloa, 'Aiea, O'ahu

5th Place 591 points 

Halau Mohala 'Ilima
Kumu Hula Mapuana de Silva
Ka'ohao, Kailua, O'ahu


Hula 'Auana - Kane

1st Place
610 points

Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
hakuleilehua Haunu'u Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu

2nd Place
603 points

Ke Kai O Kahiki
Kumu Hula O'Brian Eselu
Wai'anae, O'ahu

3rd Place
586 points Halau Hula 'O Kawaili'ula
Kumu Hula Chinky Mahoe
Kailua, O'ahu

4th Place
567 points Halau Ke Kia'i A O Hula
Kumu Hula Kapi'olani Ha'o
Kapalama, Honolulu, O'ahu