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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, one-on-one interviews, and an on-stage pageant. 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 personalized title, crown, sash, and flowers.

Event Details

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022

Time: Doors open at 2:30 PM, pageant begins at 3 PM

Location: University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, Union Bluffs Room

Ticket Information

Please CLICK HERE to purchase your event tickets through Eventbrite

Tickets will also be available to the public at the event entrance (the day of the event only). 

Can't attend the event, but want to support the Aptiv Foundation? Donations can be made online at www.aptiv.org/supportus/donation-form.

About the Event

Aptiv created Miss RemarkAble 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 for services provided to people with disabilities.

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 Jan Olson at 608.785.3560 or email foundation@aptiv.org.

Meet Our 2022 Miss RemarkAble Contestants

Brittany Beranek

Hobbies: Brittany loves Elvis and has many of his DVDs and CDs; she has attended Elvis Explosion in La Crosse every year.

Dream Job: To be a disc jockey.

Community Involvement: Brittany has volunteered at Moon Tunes.

Fun Facts: Brittany has a collection of 10 bridal bouquets she’s caught at family weddings.

Carly Langlois

Hobbies: Carly enjoys coloring, singing, and latch hook.

Dream Job: To deliver fun projects to residents at the Eagle Crest Community.

Community Involvement: Carly is involved with Project LIVE and volunteers at the Onalaska Libray. 

Fun Facts: Carly collects flattened pennies from places she’s visited as well as pretty gems and rocks.

Cassie Skogen

Hobbies: Cassie enjoys playing with her cat, Betsy Boo, riding bikes with her mom, and fishing.

Dream Job: To work as a veterinary technician.

Community Involement: Cassie is working towards her 3-gallon blood donation goal. She is also involved with Feed My Starving Children.

Fun Facts: Cassie loves animals, the outdoors, and helping her community.

Isabella Gross

Hobbies: Isabella enjoys drawing, playing on her iPad, and making TikTok videos.    

Dream Job: To work as a veterinarian.

Community Involvement: Isabella is involved in Life in Harmony, Innovative, dance, swimming, and gymnastics.

Fun Facts: Isabella loves making new friends and making people smile.

Katie Sue Cavanaugh

Hobbies: Katie Sue enjoys art using colored pencils and markers, ballet, church, concerts, and recumbent bike riding.

Dream Job: To work at a coffee/tea shop with cupcakes.

Community Involvement: Katie Sue has ushered at the Weber Center for 12 years with her mom.

Fun Facts: Katie Sue was Parade Princess for Down Syndrome Awareness.

Madison Scalf

Hobbies: Madison enjoys adaptive show choir, water skiing, and sports.

Dream Job: To work with baby animals.

Community Involvement: Madison participates in Special Olympics gymnastics, soccer, floor hockey, and wiffleball.

Fun Facts: Madison has over 20 crowns from different pageants and loves dressing up and feeling like a princess.

Sarah Vogelsberg

Hobbies: Sarah enjoys coloring, cooking, music, and camping.

Dream Job: To work at a restaurant.

Community Involvement: Sarah participates in Everybody Can Dance, UW-La Crosse Best Buddies, and the Special Olympics banquet.

Fun Facts: Sarah would like to be a singer, chef, and artist.   

Stacy Wurzel

Hobbies: Stacy enjoys baking, shopping, playing board and card games, and listening to music.

Dream Job: What she does now, working at Kwik Trip.

Community Involvement: Stacy participates in UW-La Crosse Best Buddies.

Fun Facts: Stacy is always smiling, she likes to be on time, and she loves pizza and her cat, Friskie.   

Sydney Fitzpatrick

Hobbies: Sydney enjoys crafts, music, church, and being with friends and family.

Dream Job: What she does now, working at ORC Industries.

Community Involvement: Sydney was the 2011 Special Fester for Oktoberfest.

Fun Facts: Sydney is a social butterfly, outgoing, determined, adventurous, friendly, and helpful.

Terol Shaffer

Hobbies: Terol enjoys bowling, boating and games like Yahtzee and Uno.

Dream Job: Working at the Ritz Crackers factory.

Community Involvement: Terol was involved in Riverfront Singers, Pep Club and Band.

Fun Facts: Terol has lots of energy, remembers everyone’s birthday, and can dance, dance, dance.

Ysabella Morales

Hobbies: Ysabella enjoys painting, singing, dancing meeting new people, and helping people.

Dream Job: To work with dogs at a shelter.

Community Involvement: Ysabella volunteers with Beautiful Butterfly Project Prom and her grandma’s nonprofit, Special Needs Dream Team.

Fun Facts: Ysabella is Mexican, Colombian, and Caucasian.

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