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August 31, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

Erika Bogan of North Carolina was crowned Ms. Wheelchair America 2010 last week. Bogan, from Huntsville, is working on a bachelor's degree in psychology. She began using a wheelchair in 2002 after an automobile accident. The runners-up were: Kimberly Yeoman of Utah (fourth runner-up); Amber Marcy of Michigan (third runner-up); Alyson Roth of California (second runner-up); and Jannette Saxton of Washington state (first runner-up). Bogan succeeds Michelle Colvard of Texas, Ms. Wheelchair American 2009. Wait...

Ms. Wheelchair America, Ms. Wheelchair America, Ms. Wheelchair USA, On The Editor's Desk


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There she is...Ms. Wheelchair USA

July 31, 2009Liz Beaulieu, Editor

From the Fun Friday Files: Kate Matelan of Pennsylvania was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA on July 25 in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. The 21-year-old Matelan, who became paralyzed in a car accident when she was 5 years old, is a senior majoring in business administration at Bucknell University. Judges commended Matelan on her disability efforts on campus, including a meeting with university officials to discuss obstacles like lab tables in science classrooms that are too high for students in wheelchairs. As...

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