Skylar is a student from Ooltewah, Tennessee. She actively participates in dream league baseball, upwards cheerleading, and SPARCS water skiing and Trike-a-Thon. She also enjoys music class.
Skylar has a desire to participate in anything she possibly can. She faces life head-on with a happy smile on her face. During the Ms. Wheelchair Tennessee Pageant, she expects to have a fun, wonderful learning experience. She looks forward to meeting new friends along the way. Skylar has cerebral palsy. Skylar and her family say she is smiling, loving, unforgettable, special, and imaginative.
Hanna is an 11-year old Merit Roll Scholar in the fifth grade at Briarwood School in Camden. She participates in Cheerleading, 4-H, and school plays. Hanna enjoys singing, camping, riding 4-wheelers, swimming, and being outdoors. She also helps raise funds for Vanderbilt Heart research and also to help families at Christmas. She has 2 younger sisters, a younger brother, and an older stepbrother and loves being with her family and friends. Hanna, who has Cerebral Palsy, describes herself as Loving, Happy, Inspirational, Funny, and Strong. Her goal as Little Miss Tennessee is to educate children on disabilities so that they can learn that someone who uses a wheelchair is really not any different from anyone else.
Sarah Perez is a 10-year old straight A student at Knoxville Jewish Day School. She started a program called Children Helping Children and has worked on a fundraiser with Covenant Health. Sarah wants to be a neurosurgeon when she grows up. She never takes life for granted. “Love life and live to the fullest…I love my life!” Sarah, who has a C6-T4 spinal cord injury from a car accident in May 2011, wants to educate people that we are all equal regardless of mobility.