San Clemente’s Kendall Stier was awarded a gold medal at the U.S. Paralympics National Championships in shot put. Stier was honored for her achievements at the Sept. 5 San Clemente City Council meeting. Photo: Eric Heinz
San Clemente’s Kendall Stier was awarded a gold medal at the U.S. Paralympics National Championships in shot put. Stier was honored for her achievements at the Sept. 5 San Clemente City Council meeting. Photo: Eric Heinz

By Eric Heinz

San Clemente’s Kendall Stier was recognized for winning a gold medal at the 2017 U.S. Paralympic National Championships for women’s shot put as well as her academic achievement at the Sept. 5 City Council meeting. Stier, a Saddleback Valley Christian School student, also won the inaugural CIF seated shot put state championship in 2016.

Stier was born with cerebral palsy and advocates for awareness of the condition as well as help inform other students with disabilities that there are sports available to them.

“While I am proud to hold the state and national championship titles, I am more passionate about informing other disabled high school students, who are often rejected when it comes to sports,” Stier said during her acceptance speech of the city’s plaque.

Stier also mentioned athletic scholarships are now available at some colleges for student athletes with disabilities.

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  • hi kendall congratulations

    i would like to invite you and friends to our season kick off this saturday or our other events second saturdays of the months
    we help beth the hand cycle marathoner and others all the time
    please check out our web site at http://www.rampitup.org :::::::::::( – 😛 a nice day at the beach

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