39th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium
April 4-6, 2002
Hilo, Hawaii
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Congratulations to 2002 Miss Aloha Hula Malia Ann Kawailanamalie Petersen of Hula Halau 'O Kamuela and Overall Winner Hula Halau 'O Kamuela (Wahine)!

39th Merrie Monarch Festival
Image Credit: Guido J Stueber

Related news stories on the 2002 Merrie Monarch Festival

  • March 31, 2002
    Hula festival turns into Hawai'i TV sensation (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • March 31, 2002
    What to watch for as dancers compete (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 3, 2002
    Island Images: Practicing for the Merrie Monarch Festival (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 4, 2002
    KITV sails to Hilo for magic of Merrie Monarch festival (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 4, 2002
    Candidates for Miss Aloha Hula (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 4, 2002
    Island Images: A Worldwide Celebration of Hula; Merrie Youth Ready For Hilo Festival (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 4, 2002
    Miss Aloha Hula competition starts tonight at Merrie Monarch (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 4, 2002
    Schedule of performances (for Thursday's Miss Aloha Hula solo competition) (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 4, 2002
    Miss Aloha Hula Contestants Kahiko Order (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 4, 2002
    Miss Aloha Hula Auana Order (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 4, 2002
    Merrie Monarch Begins (Source: khnl.com)
  • April 4, 2002
    Petersen Dances Into Miss Aloha Hula Title (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 5, 2002
    Malia Petersen is Miss Aloha Hula 2002: The Hula Halau 'O Kamuela dancer wins at Merrie Monarch fest (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 5, 2002
    Reins of halau are passed and the dance goes on: Kumu hula Aloha Dalire entrusts the halau to her daughter (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 5, 2002
    Who's who in hula (the competitors in the Hula Kahiko and Hula 'Auana portions of the 39th annual Merrie Monarch Festival) (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 5, 2002
    Order Of Halau For Kahiko (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 5, 2002
    50 years of strict, but gentle, guidance in hula (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 5, 2002
    Merrie Monarch Festival performance schedule (for Friday's kahiko and Saturday's 'auana group competitions) (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 5, 2002
    Malia Petersen Wins Miss Aloha Hula Title (Source: khnl.com)
  • April 6, 2002
    Kumu's spirit: As her halau returns to Merrie Monarch, Maelia Carter cherishes the influence of her feisty grandmother, the late Mae Loebenstein (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 6, 2002
    Dancer's determination results in unexpected honor (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 6, 2002
    Merrie Monarch Festival Ends With Aloha (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 6, 2002
    2002 Merrie Monarch Hula Festival Winners (Source: TheHawaiiChannel.com)
  • April 7, 2002
    Merrie mana: Final night showcases lighter modern hula (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 7, 2002
    Miss Aloha Hula's halau twinkles in its art (Source: Starbulletin.com)
  • April 7, 2002
    Festival welcomed the familiar (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 7, 2002
    Merrie Monarch results (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 7, 2002
    Photo gallery (Source: HonoluluAdvertiser.com)
  • April 7, 2002
    Hula Halau 'O Kamuela Wins Second Consecutive Merrie Monarch (Source: khnl.com)