FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 7, 2017
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke
Former Ms. Wheelchair USA to be Recognized as WI Assembly ‘Hometown Hero’
MADISON – The Wisconsin State Assembly will recognize Tasha Schuh from Ellsworth, Wisconsin as a “Hometown Hero” at the upcoming Assembly session on June 14th.
Schuh was nominated by her State Representative, Warren Petryk (R-Eleva), for her resilience and positive community impact after a tragic accident in high school that left her a quadriplegic. After graduating from Winona State University, Schuh found her niche as a public speaker, traveling to various schools, groups, and organizations to talk about her story and the power of positivity.
In 2012, Schuh was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA in 2012, with the program’s intent to celebrate the achievements of women with disabilities. Later that same year, Schuh became a published author with her book, My Last Step Backward. Schuh’s latest pursuit is a movement called PITCrew, which aims to enlist students to be the support for their peers to “win their own race.”
The Wisconsin State Assembly sees giving back to the community as one of the most valuable characteristics one can have. The Assembly Hometown Heroes program seeks to identify and recognize individuals from around the state who give of themselves to make a difference in our communities and in the lives of those around them. Hometown Hero Award winners are invited and introduced as a special guest at an Assembly floor session and given the opportunity to speak.