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Iowan vying for Ms. Wheelchair America

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MARSHALLTOWN (KWWL) --  An Iowa State student from Marshalltown is competing in the Ms. Wheelchair America contest later this month.

Samantha Edwards is one of 28 contestants vying for the national title. The winner will be crowned in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Aug. 15.

Panel judges select the most accomplished and articulate spokeswoman based on advocacy, achievement, communication and presentation.

Edwards was born with cerebral palsy and received her first wheelchair when she was just four years old.  She was crowned Ms. Wheelchair Iowa in March, and has since spoken to several groups around the state about the importance of being active in their communities.

Win or lose, Edwards says she has learned a lot from her experiences as Ms. Wheelchair Iowa.

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