Evelyn “Ev” McConnell is the first Junior Miss Wheelchair Pennsylvania. She was crowned by Ms. Wheelchair Pennsylvania 2018, Barb Zablotney in August 2018. Ev is a senior at Altoona Altoona Area High School, class of 2019, and also studies multimedia and web design at Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center. Her passion is fighting for accessibility in schools, and pushing for more efforts and funding to be put towards making sure no students with disabilities face barriers to their education.