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Portrait of Marci smiling and wearing a silver sparkly dress, crown, and sash

Hilary reaching over to crown Marci as Marci holds her plaque up

Marci speaking into the microphone after being crowned the new titleholder

Contestants, Marci and Jenny, smiling and taking a picture together after the crowning

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2022 Selected at 17th Annual Crowning Ceremony

The 2022 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas was recently crowned during a weekend ceremony held March 20, 2022, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Lawrence. Marci Clare of Abilene received her crown after participating in four judging sessions, as well as many other activities, throughout the three-day event held March 18-20. The weekend concluded with a formal crowning, where Marci was chosen as the new titleholder and fellow contestant Jenny Palmer, of Olathe, was chosen as the runner-up.

The crowning ceremony was attended by more than 60 family, friends, and community members. The audience enjoyed a slide show of memories from the weekend; a keynote speech from Ms. Wheelchair Colorado ’20-‘21, Chris Layne; and a farewell from the ’20-‘21 MWKS titleholder, Hilary Garrett of Westmoreland, and Little Miss, Isabel Einwich of Bel Aire.

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Portrait of Marci smiling and wearing a red dress, crown, and sash

Isabel reaching up to place a crown on Leslie's head

Leslie, the new Little Miss, with Marci, the new Ms. Wheelchair Kansas, after the crowning

Leslie, along with 2 former Little Misses and Chris Layne, MWCO, smiling with their arms in the air

Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2022 Announced at Crowning!

The 7th Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas was announced at this year's crowning ceremony. Leslie Lane, of Valley Center, was selected as the new Little Miss! Leslie is dedicated to the things that she is involved in and dedicated to succeeding no matter what obstacles that she faces in life. She is 12 years old and is a 6th grader at Valley Center Middle School. Leslie has had Spina Bifida since birth, as well as clubbed feet and Hydrocephalus. She is active in the choir at school and is on the youth Wildfire wheelchair basketball team through Wichita Adaptive Sports.

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