Miss Aloha Hula 2012: Rebecca Sterling

Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Rebecca Lilinoekekapahauomaunakea Sterling

Rebecca Lilinoekekapahauomaunakea Sterling Photo special to Hawaii 24/7

Rebecca Lilinoekekapahauomaunakea Sterling, of Halau Mohala Ilima, was crowned Miss Aloha Hula at the Merrie Monarch festival on Thursday night.

For her kahiko selection, Sterling performed He Inoa No Kaleimakalii and for the auana number, He Inoa No Na Keiki O Ka Bana Lahui.

Kumu hula of the Oahu halau is Mapuana de Silva.

Miss Aloha Hula results

* Rebecca Lilinoekekapahauomaunakea Sterling
Halau Mohala Ilima, Kaohao
Kumu Mapuana de Silva
1,074 points

* Keahiahi Sharon Long
Ka Pa Hula O Kauanoe O Waahila, Kaimuki
Kumu Maelia Loebenstein Carter
1,063 points

* Brandi Puuwainani Hart
Ka La Onohi Mai O Haehae, Kahauiki
Kumu Tracie and Keawe Lopes
1,056 points

* Sarah Kamaleialohaikapolionamakua Noyle
Halau I Ka Wekiu, Pauoa
Kumus Karl Veto Baker and Michael Casupang
1,054 points

* Tiana-Lynn Nalani Manuel
Halau Kekuaokalaaualailiahi, Wailuku, Maui
Kumu Iliahi & Haunani Paredes
1,045 points

Merrie Monarch action continues all weekend:

* Group Hula Kahiko
6 p.m., Friday, April 13 at Edith Kanakaole Stadium. Halau hula perform ancient style dances.

* Group Hula Auana & Awards
6 p.m., Saturday, April 14 at Edith Kanakaʻole Stadium. Halau hula perform modern style dances with an awards presentation for all group winners.

* Merrie Monarch Royal Parade
10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 14. Parade begins and ends at Pauahi Street and winds through downtown Hilo (Kilauea Ave. – Keawe St. – Waianuenue Ave. – Kamehameha Ave.)

— Find out more:
www.merriemonarch.com

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