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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.

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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.

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