Ms. Wheelchair Nevada, a division of the Ms. Wheelchair America program,holds a pageant to select spokeswomen to represent persons with disabilities in the state of Nevada and at the national level.

Ashley Varndellwas crowned 2013 Ms. Wheelchair Nevada. She lives independently and works at Home Depot as a sales associate with a bronze-level award for customer service excellence. Varndell’s disability is degenerative and she started using a wheelchair two years ago. She plays on wheelchair basketball team and participated in an adapted surfing program called Life Rolls ON!

Cheyenne Leonard, a 17-year-old senior at Arbor View High School, was crowned as the first 2013 Miss Teen Wheelchair Nevada. This is an honorary title given to a dynamic young lady in the community who has a disability. As part of the Ms. Wheelchair Nevada Advocacy Organization, it is a great way to foster relationships with young women who utilize wheelchairs in Nevada.