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DENNIS ODA @Caption1:Halau I Ka Wekiu, the big winner at this year's Merrie Monarch Festival, danced "Hanohano Waimea," a tribute to Queen
Kapiolani, Friday in the men's kahiko portion of the competition.
DENNIS ODA 20120414-8569 MMF WINNERS
These are winners that were announced for the 2012 Merrie Monarch Festival competition. Halau o ke 'A'ali'i Ku Makani (Manu'aikohana Boyd) took 1st in Wahine Kahiko and Wahine Overall and 2nd in Overall Winner. Halau Mohala 'Ilima (Mapuana de Silva) took 1st in Wahine Auana and 2nd in Wahine Overall. Halau I Ka Wekiu (Karl Veto Baker & Michael Casupang) took 1st in in both the Kane Kahiko and Auana, Kane Overall and was the Overall Winner. This is Michael Casupang (left) and Karl Veto Baker "sheepishly" smiling as if they are embarrassed after they returned from accepting the Overall Winner award. PHOTO BY DENNIS ODA. APRIL 14, 2012.