Pearl City’s Samantha Kanehailua captures runner-up finish at prestigious 2022 Junior Gold Championships

Congratulations to Pearl City teen bowler Samantha Kanehailua for placing second recently at the 2022 Junior Gold Championships in Minnesota. The Junior Gold Championships is the top junior bowling tournament in the USA.

Kanehailua’s outstanding success against top national competition earned her a spot on the Junior Team USA Development Team and a $6500.00 scholarship.

Kanehailua is an incoming sophomore at Pearl City High School and the defending 2021 HHSAA State Girls Individual Girls Bowling Champion. Kanehailua and her Pearl City Lady Chargers teammates placed third at the 2021 HHSAA State Girls Team Bowling Championships.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Samantha is pictured after capturing the 2021 HHSAA State Girls Individual Bowling Championship as a freshman at Leeward Bowl in the Pearl City Shopping Center.

Photo by Barry Villamil | barry@mypearlcity.com

Samantha is pictured being presented with an Honorary Certificate from Honolulu City Councilman Brandon Elefante that recognizes her winning the 2021 HHSAA State Girls Individual Bowling Championship by the full Honolulu City Council.