Sunday to serve as spokesperson and advocate for people with disabilities
TOPEKA – An Overbrook woman was crowned as the 2015 Ms. Wheelchair Kansas during a ceremony held March 15, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, in Topeka.
Carrie Sunday, of Overbrook, received her crown after participating in four judging sessions and other activities throughout the three-day event held March 13-15.
The weekend concluded with a formal crowning, when Sunday was chosen as the new titleholder, and fellow contestants Keara Hockman, of Wichita, and Jessica Soderlund, of Oakley, were recognized for their accomplishments. The first Little Miss Wheelchair Kansas was also announced at the ceremony. Delaney Murphy, of Ottawa, will work alongside Sunday in the coming year to empower Kansans with this new title.
The crowning ceremony was attended by more than 150 family, friends, and community members. The event consisted of platform speeches by each of the three contestants, and 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.