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It's that time!
Searching for Ms. Wheelchair Kansas
and Little Miss Wheelchair Contestants

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Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Searching for Accomplished, Articulate Women to Serve as Contestants

Apply to be a contestant!

We are currently searching for women to participate in our 2017 event to be held March 17-19 in Lawrence. Contestants can be nominated by a person or group or can choose to participate in the program.

Are you a woman of achievement who is wheelchair mobile? Would you like to share your voice with the state of Kansas? Then participate in our upcoming event and compete for the title of Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2017!

The selected titleholder will have the opportunity to travel throughout the state of Kansas educating various groups about the issues of importance to people with disabilities. She will serve as a role model, mentor our Little Miss titleholder, share her chosen platform, and interact with the media.

Our application deadline to JANUARY 7, 2017!

Your FIRST step... read an encouraging letter from our current titleholder!

View our MWKS video
(view accessible text only version)

Print an application

View and print our '17 flyer

Learn more about this program or about getting involved


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Nominate a Dynamic, Positive Young Lady to be Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2017!

Do you know a young lady between the ages of 5 and 12 who happens to be wheelchair mobile and is also full of life? Would she enjoy a year of educating her peers and being mentored by Ms. Wheelchair Kansas? Nominate her to be Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2017!

Each year, one girl is chosen from a pool of contestants to serve as our Little Miss titleholder. Whoever is chosen works alongside our Ms. Wheelchair Kansas titleholder to empower and educate people of all ages. She attends various events, shares her story, serves as an example for other youth with disabilities, and empowers Kansans through her positive attitude.

Contestants can be nominated by a family member, teacher, or other community member. Nominations DUE by JANUARY 7, 2017.

View the Little Miss brochure

Print the nomination form

Learn more about the Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas program

Little Miss titleholder with Miss KansasThree young girls who are wheelchair mobile posing for a photoLittle Miss with Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2016

Do you believe in the Ms. Wheelchair Kansas mission?
Then partner with us by serving as a sponsor or in kind donor!

The 13th Annual Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event is quickly approaching, and we are currently raising funds to hold our 2017 event. We are searching for organizations, companies, or groups who would like to partner with us to celebrate women of achievement in our state. Are you willing to support us in reaching this goal? We would like to see your organization/company as a sponsor for the Ms. Wheelchair Kansas program in 2017!

In serving as a sponsor, you will be supporting an important program in our state that focuses on recognizing strong, spirited women who are wheelchair mobile. If your group would like to partner with us in achieving our mission, we have multiple sponsorship levels and benefits to choose from. Just view the sponsorship form below to get started!

We are also looking for sponsors for our Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas program!

We always appreciate in kind donations as well. If you would like to contribute in any way, please Contact Us.

View our Sponsor Letter

View and print our Sponsorship Form


Tiffany in her crown and sash with plaque

Keara and Tiffany hold hands after the crowning

MWKS and Little Miss contestants and titleholders on stage

Contestants, titleholders, and committee gather for group photo

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.

Read the full press release

Learn more about our new titleholder

View pictures of this year's event


Aubrey in crown and sash holding her trophy and smiling

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.

Learn more about Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas

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