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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 2019 event to be held March 1-3 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 2019!

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 has been extended to JANUARY 28, 2019!

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

Print an application

View and print our '19 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 2019!

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 2019!

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. The nomination deadline has been extended to JANUARY 28, 2019!

View the Little Miss brochure

Print the nomination form

Learn more about the Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas program

Little Miss titleholder with Ms. Wheelchair America and Ms. Wheelchair KansasTwo Little Miss titleholders smile at the cameraLittle Miss titleholder with a former Little Miss at a community event

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

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas is celebrating 15 years! The 15th Annual Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event is quickly approaching, and we are currently raising funds to hold our 2019 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 2019!

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

Allison wearing crown and sash on stage

Allison and Melissa on stage after the crowning

Allison and Ariana on stage after the crowning

The 2018 contestants and new Little Miss pose with reigning titleholders

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2018 Selected at 14th Annual Crowning Ceremony

The 2018 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas was recently crowned during a weekend ceremony held March 11, 2018, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Lawrence. Allison Merriam received her crown after participating in four judging sessions, as well as many other activities, throughout the three-day event held March 9-11. The weekend concluded with a formal crowning, where Allison was chosen as the new titleholder and fellow contestant Melissa Monroe, of Lawrence, 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 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 Paralympian Sarah Castle; and a farewell from the 2017 MWKS titleholder, Deb Young of Lawrence, and Little Miss titleholder, Sophia Beers of Wichita.

Read the full press release

Learn more about our new titleholder

View pictures of this year's event

Ariana with crown and sash

Ariana and Sophia on stage after the crowning

Ariana smiling while she gives her speech

Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2018 Announced at Crowning!

The 4th Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas was announced at this year's crowning ceremony. Ariana Hutchinson, of Topeka, was selected as the new Little Miss! Ariana is is an energetic and involved 12-year-old who does not let anything keep her from having fun! Ariana lives in Topeka and currently attends Robinson Middle School, where she is a 7th grader.

Learn more about Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas Through Fundraisers

Pick your
favorite option:

1. Shop Online at!
Have plans to shop online in the coming months? When you shop a variety of popular stores at, a financial portion of your purchases comes to our program. And, if you shop within 45 days of registering, Ms. Wheelchair Kansas gets an extra $5.


2. Raise money by searching the web.
Use iSearchiGive as your search engine and MWKS gets $0.02 per search.


3. Make a direct financial or in kind donation... always an option.



Last Updated: 1-13-19
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