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Updated: October 26, 2006

 

Ranita Wilks

Ms. Wheelchair America 2007 -- 2nd Runner-up

Ms. Wheelchair Kansas 2006

 

Ms. Ranita Wilks has a passion for promoting career development among people with disabilities of all ages. Ranita currently works for Independence, Inc. in Lawrence, as an Independent Living Skills and Peer Counseling Specialist. She serves as the coordinator for Disability Mentoring Day in Lawrence and has been on the state organizing committee for National Disability Mentoring Day in Kansas since 2002. Ranita is currently a commissioner to the Kansas Commission on Disability Concerns, serves as an agency representative to the Transition Council of Douglas and Jefferson Counties, and is a member of the Access Task Force, a community disability rights advocacy group. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas.


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While at KU, Ranita participated in the Leader Shape Institute for Student Leaders, was awarded the Journalism Media Management Award for Outstanding Senior in Broadcasts Media Management, and won the Kansas Most Inspirational Student Award. Ranita, who sustained a spinal cord injury at the age of four, currently serves as a volunteer peer counselor for people with disabilities at Independence, Inc. and also serves as a volunteer youth mentor and reading buddy at Kennedy Elementary in Lawrence. She describes herself as positive, a progressive thinker, independent, determined, and responsible. Her philosophy is, "If you never try, you'll never know what could have been."

Platform: Career Development Opportunities for People with Disabilities

 

 


Ranita Wilks, titleholder for Kansas
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Note from the steering committee of Kansas

"Ranita is a very motivated, classy, strong woman and we are truly excited to have her as our titleholder.

She started her reign by jumping into her role as Ms. Wheelchair Kansas. Ranita got a big start and has stayed busy ever since. We look forward to the great things that she will do throughout our state in the coming year. Ranita has already made us proud and we wish her luck at nationals. We know that she will represent Kansas with a positive attitude, and that her determined spirit will shine for all to see!"

 


Ranita Wilks and Pamela
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Ranita Wilks giving her speech

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Ranita Wilks and a reporter
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