40th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium
April 24-26, 2003
Hilo, Hawaii
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2003 Hula Competition Home

Congratulations to 2003 Miss Aloha Hula Jennifer Kehaulani Oyama of Halau Na Mamo O Pu'uanahulu and Overall Winner Hula Halau 'O Kamuela (Wahine)!

40th Merrie Monarch Festival - Kane Kahiko
Image Credit: Dennis Oda, Star-Bulletin

40th Merrie Monarch Festival - Wahine Kahiko
Image Credit: Eugene Tanner, Honolulu Advertiser

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  • April 24, 2003
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  • April 26, 2003
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