Miss RemarkAble Pageant - La Crosse

Building life skills and self-confidence

Miss RemarkAble is a pageant for women with disabilities ages 13 and older.  The Miss RemarkAble Pageant provides a platform for these women to build their confidence and self-esteem through educational workshops in the morning, as well as one-on-one interviews, ending the day with the on-stage pageant portion.  During the pageant, the contestants will introduce themselves, answer an on-stage question, and their RemarkAble Me Videos will be played.  All ten contestants will receive their own personalized title, along with a crown, sash and flowers.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Time: Doors open at 2:30 p.m., pageant begins at 3 p.m.

Location: UWL - Union Bluffs Room

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About the Event

Miss RemarkAble was created by Aptiv, formerly known as Riverfront, as an event to give women with disabilities the ability to build life skills and self-confidence. This event is a fundraiser that benefits the Aptiv Foundation, which generates charitable gifts to fund facility improvements, new programming and equipment needs for services provided to people with disabilities. The Aptiv Foundation provides the financial resources to create new projects, programs, initiatives or purchase adaptive equipment for the individuals with disabilities served by Aptiv.

All proceeds from the event are utilized to ensure that people with disabilities can achieve a more confident and connected experience in our community.

For more information, please contact Elissa or Meredith at foundation@aptiv.org or call 608.563.5875.

Aptiv has staff on hand who are available to answer questions about the Miss RemarkAble application. Please contact us to request help.

2019 Contestants


Shelby works at the La Crosse Loggers Baseball Association. She enjoys riding bikes, listening to music, dancing, singing, arts, reading, exercising, and playing cards. 
She participates in track, bowling, bocce ball, basketball and softball. Shelby is involved in the community by volunteering at a nursing home painting nails and playing bingo, and participating at Sugar Creek Bible Camp. 
She has two dogs, Max and Daisy, and a cat named Miracle. 
Shelby would like to be Miss RemarkAble 2019 so she can represent Aptiv.




Alyson is a graduate of Tomah High school and is from Tomah, Wisconsin. Alyson’s dream job is to become a nursing assistant. She enjoys knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, scrap booking, bowling, and spending time with her friends.

Alyson is currently involved in many sports including dance (ballet, jazz, and tap for 18 years), and will be joining the bowling team in October with Special Olympics. Alyson stays involved in her community by participating in S.A.D.D. (Students Against Drunk Driving) and a scrap booking club. Some interesting and fun facts about Alyson is that she enjoys making people laugh, she is fun to be around, she likes to give people hugs, she has a kind heart, she enjoys helping people, and she is very social. If crowned, this would give her the opportunity to represent the disability community, and give her more confidence.




Tracy’s dream job is to become a nurse.  Tracy enjoys watching birds, learning sign language, playing on the computer, completing word searches, doing crafts, watching movies, playing games, and going to rummage sales.  Tracy participates in bocce ball, bowling, and track and field. Tracy stays involved in her community by volunteering at Gundersen and the La Crosse Theater, participating in the library craft program, Steppin’ Out in Pink, and the Special Day for Special People.  Some interesting and fun facts about Tracy is that she loves all people, her favorite animal is a dog, she enjoys trying new things, and her favorite color i blue but she loves rainbows. Tracy would like to be the 2019 Miss RemarkAble because she is good with people and she has had a tough year of medical problems so she would like to celebrate her accomplishments and show people that anything is possible.  Tracy is excited about the pageant and looks forward to dressing up and advocating for individuals with disabilities. 


Stacy is always smiling, she's timely, and she loves pizza! She is involved in the Best Buddies program and Special Olympics bowling and softball! 
She works at Kwik Trip and in her free time she plays computer games, shops, spends time with her cat Misty, listens to country music (Luke Bryan!) and loves her nieces and nephews. 
In 2018 she won Aptiv's Shining Star award for reaching employment goals! 
Stacy wants to be Miss RemarkAble La Crosse 2019 because she wants to show everyone that she can do this.




Tabitha is a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School- North Fayette High School and is from La Crosse, WI and is currently employed at Perkins.  Tabitha enjoys hanging out with friends and family, coloring, shopping, going out to eat, and going for walks.Tabitha participates in swimming, tennis, basketball, and bowling.  Tabitha stays involved in her community by participating in the Champions Lions Club, Special Olympics, and Camp Shiver. Some interesting and fun facts about Tabitha is that she is a hard worker, she likes to help out whenever needed, she is a good listener, she is not a quitter, she is fun to be around, she is caring, and she is a good person. Tabitha would like to be the 2019 Miss RemarkAble because she wants to participate in community activities and advocate for Aptiv and individuals with disabilities.






Heather is currently employed as a house and dog sitter. She enjoys latch hooking making hats with looms, singing and playing harmonica and bowling. Heather participates in powerlifting, swimming, bocce ball, bowling, basketball, track and field, and softball.  She stays involved in her community volunteering at Camp Shriver, visiting with residents at the Bethany St. Joseph Nursing home, and helping to raise money for Special Olympics. Some interesting and fun facts about Heather is that in 2003 she participated in the Special Olympics World Summer Games that took place in Dublin, Ireland.  Heather also competed in deadlifting and bench press for weight lifting. During this event, Heather won 1 gold medal and 2- 4th place ribbons for team Wisconsin - USA. Heather would like to be the 2019 Miss RemarkAble because she would like to be a role model for others who have disabilities and to help others with their self confidence. Heather describes herself as a people person and looks forward to meeting new people and making new friends. Heather believe that she would be the best fit for the title of 2019 Miss RemarkAble because she is committed, hard worker and would love to advocate for Aptiv and set a positive, outstanding example for Aptiv and the Miss RemarkAble pageant.  


Camille is from Montana, and in her free time enjoys latch hook crafting, watching the news, baseball, keeping up with politics, and going to the YMCA. Camille loves to be involved in the community and is a part of the Americans with Disabilities ACT committee and the MTU. Her dream job would to be the President of the USA. 
Camille would like to be Miss RemarkAble 2019 to promote all people with disabilities in the La Crosse area and to promote Aptiv.






Sarah is a graduate of Central High School and is from La Crosse, WI and is currently employed at Kwik Trip.  Sarah enjoys singing, writing, dancing, going to Badger Camp, participating in Special Olympics, and going to the YMCA.  Sarah participates in baseball, basketball, bocce ball, bowling, soccer, tennis, and flag football. Sarah stays involved in her community by participating in the Kiwanis- Special Day for Special People, Everybody can Dance, and the Special Olympics. Some interesting and fun facts about Sarah is that she has down syndrome, she is a drama queen, and she works at Kwik Trip.  Sarah would like to be the 2019 Miss RemarkAble because she would like to participate in memory of her grandma, who she misses very much. Sarah would like her grandmother to be proud of her. Sarah would also like to be the 2019 Miss RemarkAble because she wants to make people feel good about themselves.


Meet Jenna, she loves cooking, swimming, walking, riding bikes, and visiting with family and friends. She volunteers at her local food pantry. Jenna is very in tune with other people's feelings and considers them all the time. Her family, friends, and pets are the most important things to her. 
Jenna would like to be Miss RemarkAble La Crosse 2019 because she loves experiencing new adventures and meeting new people!






Madison is currently attending the Onalaska School District, Chileda, Partners in Excellence, and Catholic Charities, and is from Onalaska, WI.  Madison’s dream job is to be a mermaid or a princess- but more realistically, she would like to build a career of working with animals as she enjoys visiting the Coulee Region Humane Society.  Madison also enjoys bowling, playing with her sisters, and going to parades, fireworks, and playing fantasy (princesses, unicorns, and mermaids).  Madison participates in the adaptive sports league where she plays soccer and floor hockey through the Onalaska High School. Madison stays involved in her community by participating in Special Olympics, Abilities in Harmony, and the Color Run 5K to support suicide awareness. Some interesting and fun facts about Madison is that she is the only one amongst her sisters with blue eyes, she loves waterparks and waterslides, she has been in pageants and photo contests from the age of 3 months old to 12 years old, her favorite cartoon is SpongeBob, and her favorite food is tacos.  Madison would like to show everyone that they are enough and they can do anything and that being different is perfect. Madison’s goal is to make a difference in even just one person’s life and show them that everyone deserves to live a happy life, smile everyday and to be accepted.



































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