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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2016 Selected at 12th Annual Crowning Ceremony

The 2016 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas was recently crowned during a weekend ceremony held March 13, 2016, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Tiffany Walter received her crown after participating in four judging sessions, as well as many other activities, throughout the three-day event held March 11-13. The weekend concluded with a formal crowning, where Tiffany was chosen as the new titleholder and fellow contestant Keara Hockman, of Wichita, was chosen as the runner-up.

The crowning ceremony, held on Sunday, was attended by more than 100 family, friends, and community members. The event consisted of platform speeches by each of the two contestants, as well as two on-stage questions. The audience enjoyed a slide show of memories from the weekend; a keynote speech from Dr. Alette Coble-Temple, Ms. Wheelchair America 2016; presentation of the first Rebecca Branam Award, which was given to long-time MWKS supporter Stephanie Sanford; and a farewell from the 2015 MWKS titleholder, Carrie Sunday of Overbrook, and Little Miss titleholder, Delaney Murphy of Ottawa.

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Aubrey, Sophia, and Delaney after the crowning

Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2016 Announced at Crowning!

The 2nd Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas was announced at this year's crowning ceremony. Aubrey May, of Olathe, was selected as the new Little Miss and fellow contestant Sophia Beers, of Wichita, was chosen as the runner-up. Aubrey is a smart, outgoing, 9-year-old who attends Cedar Creek Elementary and loves to meet new people and spread happiness to others. She will work to show the capabilities of people with disabilities and will empower people of all ages, especially young people in our state.

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