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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!
Hilary and Isabel to extend their reign to two years

Both of our current titleholders were just crowned about a month ago, but they will be sticking around even longer than what we expected! Our new Ms. Wheelchair Kansas, Hilary Garrett, and Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas, Isabel Einwich, will both serve as our titleholders for an extra year due to the current COVID-19 pandemic occurring in our country. This will allow for both titleholders to have a full, productive reign, and it will allow Hilary to attend nationals in 2021 as this year’s nationals has been cancelled. The Ms. Wheelchair America organization has announced that this year’s National Competition, which was originally scheduled for August 17-23, 2020, has been canceled due to COVID-19. This was to ensure the health and safety of all titleholders, coordinators, and others involved with the organization. With this, if states choose to do so, 2020 titleholders have the opportunity to extend their reign into next year and participate in the National Competition, which will be held August 9-15, 2021 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We, in Kansas, have opted to do so in order for Hilary to experience the amazing opportunity of going to the National Competition. Hilary will now have the title of Ms. Wheelchair Kansas ’20-’21 and Isabel will now have the title of Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas ’20-’21. Both titleholders are excited to have two years to spread their message, meet people of all ages, empower Kansans, and work together as a team! We are so excited to see what they accomplish in the next two years!

Also, during this time of stay-at-home orders, Hilary is available to do digital presentations, interviews, or panels. She is very excited to start empowering and educating Kansans! If you would like her to speak, contact Carrie Greenwood, State Coordinator, at mswheelchairkansas@yahoo.com
or 785-633-7255.


Portrait of Hilary wearing crown and sash

Hilary getting the crown placed on her head

Hilary speaking to the audience after being crowned

Hilary and Heather taking a picture on stage

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas '20-'21 Selected at 16th Annual Crowning Ceremony

The '20-'21 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas was recently crowned during a weekend ceremony held March 15, 2020, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Lawrence. Hilary Garrett received her crown after participating in four judging sessions, as well as many other activities, throughout the three-day event held March 13-15. The weekend concluded with a formal crowning, where Hilary was chosen as the new titleholder and fellow contestant Heather Center, of Lawrence, was chosen as the runner-up.

The crowning ceremony was attended by more than 50 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 by Ms. Wheelchair America 2020, Hilary Muehlberger; and a farewell from the 2019 MWKS titleholder, Andrea Romero of Wichita, and Little Miss titleholder, OE Barth of Topeka.

Read the full press release

Learn more about our new titleholder

View pictures of this year's event


Portrait of Isabel in her crown and sash

Isabel smiling big at the audience after being crowned

Isabel and Hilary on stage taking a photo

Hilary and Isabel with Hilary, Ms. Wheelchair America

Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas '20-'21 Announced at Crowning!

The 6th Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas was announced at this year's crowning ceremony. Isabel Einwich, of Bel Aire, was selected as the new Little Miss! Isabel spreads joy wherever she goes! She always has a positive, happy-go-lucky attitude and is friendly with everyone that she meets. Isabel is 11 years old and is a 6th grader at Robinson Middle School in Wichita. Isabel loves school and is very active in her community. She enjoys playing sports and is very active with Wichita Adaptive Sports

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