On Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 9 a.m., champion Paralympic athlete Chris Waddell will be giving a presentation of his Nametags educational program for Searsport school students.

In this interactive program, designed in conjunction with Donna Volpitta, Ed.D, Chris uses video clips, activities and stories in order to challenge students to think about the assumptions we make about the labels that we place on ourselves and others. It is a powerful presentation that is endorsed by bullying expert Joel Haber.

On later that day, at 7 p.m. in the Searsport District High School cafetorium, Waddell — who was featured this July on ABC’s 20/20 “Super Humans” segment for his 2009 summit of Mount Kilimanjaro — will be presenting his award winning documentary of the climb “One Revolution.”

This is the only screening of the film in Maine, and is a must-see. This screening of the film is proudly sponsored by Hamilton Marine Inc., so there will be no admission charge for the event, however, donations are welcome and all proceeds go to the One Revolution Non-profit foundation. For more information contact Jessica (parent volunteer) at 323-4512 or the school at 548-2313.

One Revolution cinematically captures Chris Waddell’s very human journey to dare greatly and ultimately to live fully. This film chronicles the heart and spirit behind an extraordinary achievement as it documents the first almost entirely unassisted paraplegic ascent of 19,340-foot Mount Kilimanjaro.

Chris Waddell was a promising young skier at Middlebury College in 1988 when a skiing accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. Determined to get back on the slopes, he began skiing on a monoski roughly one year later. A little more than two years later, Waddell was named to the U.S. Disabled Ski Team.

He went on to become the most decorated male skier in Paralympic history; winning 12 medals over four games, and spending a total of 11 years on the U.S. Disabled Ski Team. He is one of a select few who has medaled in both summer and winter games.

In the fall of 2009, Waddell became the first paraplegic to summit Mount Kilimanjaro unassisted, and in 2010, he was inducted into both the Paralympic Hall of Fame and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame.

Waddell has been named the Dalai Lama’s unsung hero of compassion and has been featured in numerous publications, including Outside Magazine, Skiing, Ski, National Geographic Explorer, and People Magazine, who named him one of “The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World.” He has also appeared on Dateline and Oprah. Chris was featured Friday night, July 23, 2011 on ABC’s 20/20’s “Super Humans” segment.

In addition to his work with the Paralympics and the International Paralympic Committee, Waddell has found success as a motivational speaker. Waddell speaks to the resilience of the human condition, with topics ranging from leadership to adversity to quality of life.