2016 Ms. Wheelchair Washington

2016 Ms. Wheelchair Washington
Nicole Martini

The City Council and the City of Sequim congratulated me for being named Ms. Wheelchair Washington 2015 and wished me the best of luck at Ms..Wheelchair America 2016 competition! Thank you for this once in a lifetime opportunity. It was such an honor to be recognized for my accomplishments by such wonderful people!
I wanted to thank Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Chris McDaniel for writing this article on Ms. Wheelchair Washington in the Peninsula Daily News. He pulled out a recorder, and I said, "oh no!You're going to record this interview? Now I am very nervous".  He replied, "don't worry. You will forget about it".  He was correct, I did forget about being recorded.  I was very comfortable talking with him. We did a lot of laughing and that put me at ease!


Final Speech!!

It's that time once again, time to crown an new Ms. Wheelchair WA!! Over the past year I've had some exciting experiences, met some pretty amazing people. A couple of things that stand out in my mind is attending the Ravishing Women's Show in Seattle. All the beautiful people inside and out,amazing food and gorgeous clothing etc. To be asked to be a part of this show was such an honor. Competing in the Ms. wheelchair America Pageant in Long Beach, CA. was pretty incredible too. Meeting so many accomplished women made me want to elevate myself and be the best I can possibly be. A week of bonding, workshops, fun day, judging sessions and of course the Speech Night and Crowning Night made up this incredible week long adventure. I must say I am sad to see it come to an end so quickly. Thank you to those who have supported me from the get go! Thank you to those who were less than thrilled to see me win this title. Knowing this helped me to push myself in times of doubt. Thank you all for opening my eyes more. From the bottom of my heart I love you all and I will continue to be an advocate for people with disabilities!! 

Evelyna Castro Ms. Wheelchair WA. 2014