Past Title Holders

Past Title Holders

 

2015 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Shelly Gray

2015 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Shelly Gray

Shelly Gray is a Native Texan, born and raised.She received her B.A. at Wesleyan University in CT in 1992, and lived there 8 years. Shelly received her J.D./M.S.W. at Washington University in St. Louis in 2000, and spent 7 years in Missouri.Since college, she worked as a desktop publisher on Wall Street, a non-profit fundraising professional, and Read More...
2014 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Laura Halvorson

2014 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Laura Halvorson

Laura Halvorson is a native Texan from the Dallas area. From a young age she has had the desire to help others and make the world a better place. When she was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at age 15, this only furthered her desire to help others, especially those with disabilities. She has a Masters in Special Education from Texas Woman's UnivRead More...
2013 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Haley Cornelius

2013 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Haley Cornelius

A native of Nebraska, Haley was the typical corn-fed Husker- a blonde haired, blue-eyed girl with a contagious smile. Always seeking adventure, she excelled in sports, dance and academics. On July 4, 2001, she became a firecracker when a boating accident rendered her paralyzed traumatically at the age of fourteen. Numerous swipes from a propeller qRead More...
2012 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Tina Williams

2012 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Tina Williams

2012 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Tina Williams Tina Williams worked as a council aide for Councilmember Stephen Costello. She was appointed to a position on the Houston Commission on Disabilities by Mayor Annise Parker. Tina is a board member of Barbara Jordan Endeavors Corporation, is a member of the National Hispanic Professional Organization, and seRead More...
2012 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Mariah Kilbourne

2012 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Mariah Kilbourne

2012 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Mariah Kilbourne Mariah Kilbourne is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Texas Lutheran University, where she majored in Communication Studies and minored in the Spanish Language. She currently works in the Economic Development Office for the City of Sequin, Texas, and is also, a published writer, successful advocate and Read More...
2011 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Amanda Hall

2011 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Amanda Hall

Amanda Hall graduated from Tarleton State University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications, and minors in Psychology and English. Having a passion for working with children with disabilities, she has worked in the public school systems as a Deaf Education Interpreter and Transcriptionist.Read More...
2010 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Kemi Yemi-Ese

2010 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Kemi Yemi-Ese

Kemi Yemi-Ese is a proud native Houstonian who lives here with her parents and four siblings. In July of 2006 while on her way home from a friend’s house, kemi lost control of her car while trying to avoid hitting another driver and crashed. From that accident she sustained a spinal cord injury (or SCI) at the cervical level resulting in quadriplegRead More...
2009 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Ana Calvo

2009 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Ana Calvo

Ana attended the University of Houston-Downtown where she became president of the disabled student organization. As president of the organization Ana discovered her love for advocating the rights of the disabled. Ana received her Bachelors in Arts of Social Science with concentrations in Psychology and Sociology and a Minor in Political Science iRead More...
2008 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Staci Moss

2008 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Staci Moss

Staci L. Moss, Pharm.D., R.Ph, BCPS Staci L. Moss was born in Amarillo, TX and was diagnosed with chondrodysplasia punctata soon after. A 1994 graduate of Andrews High School in Andrews, Texas, she went to Sul Ross State University in Alpine, Texas to complete her pre-pharmacy requirements. She was graduated from Texas Tech University Health SciencRead More...
2008 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Michelle Colvard

2008 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Michelle Colvard

Michelle Colvard Michelle Colvard is proud to be a native Houstonian. Born with spina bifida, she has used a wheelchair for mobility full-time since the 6th grade. Ms. Colvard worked her way through college, graduating Summa cum Laude from the University of Houston. She earned her Master's degree in Health Promotion from The University of Texas SchRead More...
2007 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Jackie Bartels

2007 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Jackie Bartels

Jackie Bartels was born and raised in rural Nebraska. At age 13 she was helping her grandparents fix a broken windmill at their family farm when she fell about 20 feet sustaining a spinal cord injury that left her paralyzed from the waist down. From the onset of her disability, Jackie has remained active, nothing has gotten in her way. In high schoRead More...
2006 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Kristie Thomas

2006 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Kristie Thomas

Kristie Thomas, a native of Lewisville, is Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2006. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University. She attends events throughout the state of Texas and the United States promoting disability awareness and serving as a spokeswoman for people with disabilities. As Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2006, KRead More...
2005 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Sarah Whitlock

2005 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Sarah Whitlock

Sarah Whitlock, a native of Alvin, is the reigning Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2005. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Texas A&M University. Currently, Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern.. She works for the DAPA Family Recovery Partial HosRead More...
2004 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Angela Wrigglesworth

2004 Ms. Wheelchair Texas Angela Wrigglesworth

Angela Wrigglesworth, a native Houstonian and 1999 graduate of Texas A&M University, is Ms. Wheelchair Texas 2004. When competing for the title of Ms. Wheelchair America in July of 2004, Ms. Wrigglesworth finished in the top five and placed third runner up. She is a third grade teacher in the Klein school district, was recognized in 2005 by Who’s WRead More...