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About Webmaster

The mission of Ms. Wheelchair America is to provide an opportunity of achievement for women who happen to be wheelchair users to successfully educate and advocate for the more than 52 million Americans living with disabilities. Unlike traditional beauty pageants, Ms. Wheelchair America is not a contest to select the most attractive individual. It is instead a competition based on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation to select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman for persons with disabilities. The selected representative must be able to communicate both the needs and the accomplishments of her constituency to the general public, the business community and the legislature.

And the Winner Is….

Josie Badger of Pennsylvania was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America on August 6, 2011. Josie works at the PEAL Center as a youth coordinator. She received a Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and is finishing a PhD at Duquesne … Continue reading

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Speech Night

Friday evening is the night that many of us enjoy the most. This is the time when each contestant has the opportunity to present a two-minute platform speech. Each woman is unique in what they are passionate about and this … Continue reading

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A Week of Workshops

Beginning on Wednesday, the contestants attended workshops on various topics related to women’s issues, disability law, presentation skills and self-confidence. Workshops occurred Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Contestants were also attending judging sessions during the week. Each lovely lady was judged … Continue reading

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Competition Begins

Contestants from around the country arrived in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Monday, August 1st. Contestant orientation has been completed, introductions have been made and state display boards have been presented.

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MWA 2012 to be held in Grand Rapids, MI

The Ms. Wheelchair America 2012 competition will take place during the week of August 1, 2011 in Grand Rapids,  Michigan. Twenty-six contestants from around the country will compete for the MWA 2012 crown.  The week of competition is packed full … Continue reading

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