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Deb on stage wearing her crown and sash and holding her plaque

Deb speaking into the microphone after being crowned

2017 contestants, Magda and Deb after the crowning

2017 MWKS Contestants with MWKS 16, Tiffany, and both Little Miss titleholders, Aubrey and Sophia

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2017 Selected at 13th Annual Crowning Ceremony

The 2017 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas was recently crowned during a weekend ceremony held March 19, 2017, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Lawrence. Deb Young received her crown after participating in four judging sessions, as well as many other activities, throughout the three-day event held March 17-19. The weekend concluded with a formal crowning, where Deb was chosen as the new titleholder and fellow contestant Magda Carlos-Trevino, of Overland Park, was chosen as the runner-up.

The crowning ceremony, held on Sunday, was attended by more than 70 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 Ranita Wilks, Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2006; and a farewell from the 2016 MWKS titleholder, Tiffany Walter of Olathe, and Little Miss titleholder, Aubrey May, also of Olathe..

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Sophia with her crown, sash, and trophy

Aubrey and Sophia smile while doing jazz hands on stage during the crowning

Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2017 Announced at Crowning!

The 3rd Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas was announced at this year's crowning ceremony. Sophia Beers, of Wichita, was selected as the new Little Miss! Sophia is an outgoing, happy, 10 year old who does not let anything hold her back! Sophia lives in Wichita with her family and currently attends Explorer Elementary School, where she is a 4th grader.

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