35th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium
April 16-18, 1998
Hilo, Hawaii
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1998 Hula Competition Results

Overall

  • Lokalia Montgomery Perpetual Trophy
  • Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau $1000 Scholarship Award
  • Sponsored trip to hula festival in Ikaho, Japan
Highest Combined Points
1182 points
Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu (Wahine)
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu

Overall - Wahine

1st Place
1182 points
Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu
2nd Place
1154 points
Ka Pa Hula 'O Kauanoe 'O Wa'ahila
Kumu Hula Maelia Loebenstein
Honolulu, O'ahu
3rd Place
1144 points
Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa O Laka
Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire
He'eia, Kane'ohe, O'ahu

Overall - Kane

1st Place
1163 points
Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu
2nd Place
1143 points
Na Wai 'Eha O Puna
Na Kumu Hula O'Brian Eselu & Thaddius Wilson
Wai'anae, O'ahu
3rd Place
1086 points
Halau Hula 'O Kahikilaulani
Kumu Hula Rae Kahiki Fonseca
Hilo, Hawai'i

Miss Aloha Hula

1st Place
1038 points
Lokalia Kahele
Na Wai 'Eha O Puna
Na Kumu Hula O'Brian Eselu & Thaddius Wilson
Wai'anae, O'ahu
2nd Place
1036 points
Kealohapau'ole Ho'omana
Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa O Laka
Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire
He'eia, Kane'ohe, O'ahu
3rd Place
1017 points
Joselyn Leialoha Robins
Hula Halau 'O Kamuela
Na Kumu Hula Paleka Leina'ala Mattos & Kunewa Mook
Kalihi and Waimanalo, O'ahu
4th Place
1016 points
Kapi'olani Lanchenko
Halau Hula Olana
Na Kumu Hula Olana A'i & Howard A'i
'Aiea, O'ahu
5th Place
973 points
Alexandra Makaonaona Obra
Halau Kealakapawa
Kumu Hula Michael Ka'ilipunohu Canopin
Honolulu, O'ahu
Hawaiian
Language
Award
Kealohapau'ole Ho'omana
Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa O Laka
Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire
He'eia, Kane'ohe, O'ahu

Hula Kahiko - Wahine

1st Place
586 points
Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu
2nd Place
574 points
Halau Hula 'O Kahikilaulani
Kumu Hula Ray Fonseca
Hilo, Hawai'i
3rd Place
562 points
Ka Pa Hula 'O Kauanoe 'O Wa'ahila
Kumu Hula Maelia Loebenstein
Honolulu, O'ahu
4th Place
551 points
Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa O Laka
Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire
He'eia, Kane'ohe, O'ahu
5th Place
549 points
Halau Hula Olana
Na Kumu Hula Olana A'i & Howard A'i
'Aiea, O'ahu

Hula Kahiko - Kane

1st Place
587 points
Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu
2nd Place
552 points
Na Wai 'Eha O Puna
Na Kumu Hula O'Brian Eselu & Thaddius Wilson
Wai'anae, O'ahu
3rd Place
545 points
Halau Hula 'O Kahikilaulani
Kumu Hula Ray Fonseca
Hilo, Hawai'i
4th Place
533 points
Na Mele Hula 'Ohana
Kumu Hula Mark Ho'omalu
Oakland, California

Hula 'Auana - Wahine

1st Place
596 points
Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu
2nd Place
593 points
Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa O Laka
Kumu Hula Aloha Dalire
He'eia, Kane'ohe, O'ahu
3rd Place
592 points
Ka Pa Hula 'O Kauanoe 'O Wa'ahila
Kumu Hula Maelia Loebenstein
Honolulu, O'ahu
4th Place
568 points
Halau Hula Olana
Na Kumu Hula Olana A'i & Howard A'i
'Aiea, O'ahu
5th Place
566 points
Halau Hula 'O Kahikilaulani
Kumu Hula Ray Fonseca
Hilo, Hawai'i

Hula 'Auana - Kane

1st Place
591 points
Na Wai 'Eha O Puna
Na Kumu Hula O'Brian Eselu & Thaddius Wilson
Wai'anae, O'ahu
2nd Place
576 points
Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Ching
Honolulu, O'ahu
3rd Place
551 points
Ku Kanaka Kaua O Kona
Kumu Hula Jay Jay Akiona
Kailua-Kona, Hawai'i
4th Place
546 points
Hula Halau 'O Kamuela
Na Kumu Hula Paleka Leina'ala Mattos & Kunewa Mook
Kalihi and Waimanalo, O'ahu