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Schuh named Miss Wheelchair USA

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Tasha Schuh was named Miss Wheelchair USA Saturday night in Ohio.

"No matter what happened, I'm so glad I went," the Ellsworth native said. "It was an awesome experience." Upon winning the award, Schuh said she was very shocked when her name was called.

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Schuh was named Ms. Wheelchair Wisconsin last September. She became interested in applying when she found out the judging focused on one's accomplishments and achievements of being in a wheelchair.

Schuh said each contestant at the Miss Wheelchair pageant had to chose a platform and she went with the power of a positive attitude.

"Life is worth living," she said. "My passion is speaking and I now have this platform to share my story throughout the nation. I am very honored and excited for this year."

Schuh was paralyzed in high school when she fell through an open trap door onto a cement floor at the Sheldon Theater in Red Wing. She was taking part in a school musical.

She has said since she is thankful her accident happened.

"I wouldn't change anything," she said.

For more please read the August 1 print version of the Herald.

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