HILO, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Mahealani Mika Hirao-Solem has been named Miss Aloha Hula for 2010 at the Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo. Hirao-Solem scored 1082 points to capture this year's title. She represents Hula Halau o Kamuela under the direction of kumu Kaui Kamanao and Kunewa Mook.
In the kahiko portion Mahealani Mika Hirao-Solem danced to the mele "Kalele O Nalani He Inoa". In the auana portion, she danced to "Haaheo Kaimana Hilo Kuu Milimili".
Other dancers who won in Thursday night's competition were:
Second place: Taysha-Lei Kapuauiokalehuamamomaeole De Sa
Third place: Mahina Macfarlane
Fourth place: Oralani Koa
Fifth place: Ashlyn Aulani Tavares
The Hawaiian language award was presented to Oralani Koa.
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