Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2003, Julia Hollenbeck

Julia Hollenbeck, originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, lives in Clarksville, TN and has three sons, one daughter, and four grandchildren. She is the founder of “Wheel Me On…” a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting wheelchair users across the country with “encouragement, solutions, and humor”. She began the organization and website in 1998.

Julia went to school in Hawaii and studied marketing and administration. Arts of all sorts have always had an allure for her, and she has explored photography, creative writing, and dance. Julia volunteers with and is a member of several organizations, including the Clarksville Chamber of Commerce and the Mid-South Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA). In addition she is an advocate for several agencies and serves as a peer counselor. On the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) she carried the Martin Luther King, Jr. torch on its way to being united with the ADA torch. Julia also hosted a workshop at the Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee 2012 pageant.

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Junior Miss Wheelchair Tennessee 2003, Stacy Schreiweis

Stacy Schreiweis is from Talbott. Stacy graduated first in her high school class with a 4.0 GPA. During high school she was also crowned homecoming queen, selected for Academic Achievers and for Focus on Youth.

Stacy is now attending college at Carson-Newman College and has been on the dean’s list for the past two years. Stacy plans to attend law school and become a corporate lawyer. She has also been presented the Abundant Life Award by the wellness department for being the most positive role model on campus with a disability.

Stacy has volunteered as a tutor for children with mental and physical disabilities and has been a volunteer at the Special Olympics in 1999 and 2002. Stacy feels that “God has special plans for my life, if I can touch just one person’s life, then it is worth it.”

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Little Miss Wheelchair Tennessee 2003 – Candice Scott

Candice Scott is a seven-year-old first grader at a local elementary School in Franklin. She is involved in the Easter Seals A.B.L.E. (Athletes Building Life Experiences) program. Through this program Candice has learned to water ski, play tennis, and play basketball.

She also enjoys swimming at the Easter Seals Turner Family Center. Candice is a member of the first wheelchair cheerleading squad, The Music City Lightning. Candice recently received the Award for Personal Achievement from Easter Seals.

Candice also enjoys watching television, playing computer games, stringing beads, listening to country music, and attending sporting events.

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