45th Annual Merrie Monarch Festival
Hula Competition
Edith Kanaka'ole Stadium
April 3-5, 2008
Hilo, Hawaii
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2008 Hula Competition Results

Congratulations to 2008 Miss Aloha Hula Kalimakuhilani Akemi Kalamanamana Suganuma of Keolalaulani Halau 'Olapa O Laka and Overall Winner Hula Halau 'O Kamuela (Wahine)!

Overall
* Lokalia Montgomery Perpetual Trophy
* Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau 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 points
Ke 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
594 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 points
Halau 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
Kumu Hula William "Sonny" Kahakuleilehua 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