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

MWKS titleholder and Little Miss take a photo togetherMWKS titleholders and committee on stageThree contestants sitting in a circle talking

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

Apply to be a contestant!

We are currently searching for women to participate in our 2016 event to be held March 11-13 in Topeka. 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 2016!

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.

Did you miss the deadline to apply? You still have time! We have extended our application deadline to FEBRUARY 1, 2016!

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

View our MWKS video NEW!
(view accessible text only version)

Print an application

View and print our '16 flyer

Learn more about this program or about getting involved

Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas logo

Nominate a Dynamic, Positive Young Lady to be Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2016!

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 2016!

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

View the Little Miss brochure

Print the nomination form

Learn more about the Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas program

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

The 12th Annual Ms. Wheelchair Kansas event is quickly approaching, and we are currently raising funds to hold our 2016 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 2016!

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 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

Carrie Uses Her Year to Spread Message of Empowerment to all Kansans!

A collage of pictures from Carrie's yearOur 2015 titleholder, Carrie, has been on the go since last March breaking stereotypes and spreading her message of "Changing the Definition of Disabled." She has attended many events across our state and has met with diverse groups of people. Check out a collage of her journey so far!

Carrie has also been featured on the Brett and Sierra Show in Wichita and the Mom's Everyday Show in Topeka.

Watch the Brett and Sierra Show segment

Watch the Mom's Everyday segment

All 2015 titleholders pose for group photo at Ms. Wheelchair AmericaIn July, Carrie traveled to Des Moines, IA to represent Kansas at the Ms. Wheelchair America competition. Carrie joined with 24 other women vying for the opportunity to represent women who are wheelchair mobile in the United States. After an intense week of competition, networking, and empowerment, Carrie came away with many great memories, a new family of friends, and a new found commitment to advocate and educate people in our state! View pictures of Carrie's week at Ms. Wheelchair America

Carrie Sunday on stage after crowning

The three MWKS contestants on stage after the crowning.

Contestants and escorts during the crowning

Carrie and MWKS committee pose for a photo

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2015 Selected at 11th Annual Crowning Ceremony

The 2015 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas was recently crowned during a weekend ceremony held March 15, 2015, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Carrie Sunday 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 Carrie was chosen as the new titleholder and fellow contestants Keara Hockman of Wichita and Jessica Soderlund of Oakley were recognized for their accomplishments.

The crowning ceremony, held on Sunday, was attended by more than 150 family, friends, and community members. The event consisted of platform speeches by each of the three contestants, as well as two on-stage questions. The audience enjoyed a slide show of memories from the weekend; a keynote speech from Tiffany Nickel, Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2010; a tribute to longtime committee member Rebecca Branam; and a farewell from the 2014 MWKS titleholder, Bridgid Schwilling of Leavenworth.

Read the full press release

Learn more about our new titleholder

View pictures of this year's event

Delaney Murphy

Delaney excited on stage

First Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas Announced at Crowning!

The first Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas was announced at this year's crowning ceremony. Delaney Murphy of Ottawa will serve as Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas 2015 and will work alongside the new titleholder, Carrie, in the coming year to empower Kansans with this new title. Delaney is an enthusiastic 10 year old from Ottawa who was born with Spina Bifida. 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

Do you want to know what Ms. Wheelchair Kansas is really about? Check out our former titleholder, Jenny, on the Brett and Sierra Show!


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.



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