The Maui News - Manalani English of Kula's Halau Na Lei Kaumaka O Uka won the Miss Aloha Hula title on Thursday, April 4, at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. Sloane Makana West of Halau Kekuao-kala'au'ala'iliahi of Wailuku finished as the runner-up.
In a clean sweep of the top awards for Maui dancers, English also captured the Hawaiian Language Award.
The 24-year-old Waiohuli resident and Kapiolani Community College radiology technology student dances under the guidance of Kumu Hula Napua Greig.
Manalani English of Kula’s Hālau Nā Lei Kaumaka O Uka won the Miss Aloha Hula title at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo last week.
Photo: Dennis Oda · Honolulu Star-Advertiser