Wallenda Goes to School!

May 2, 2012 Updated May 29, 2012 at 1:19 PM EDT

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May 2, 2012 Updated May 29, 2012 at 1:19 PM EDT

Niagara Falls (WKBW) Nik Wallenda's day in Western New York may have started next to Niagara Falls, but it ended at the Kalfas Magnet School, where the stuntman spoke to a class of young people about calculated risk taking and going after their dreams.

After finishing up a press conference announcing the date of his historic walk across the falls, Wallenda and local leaders stopped at a nearby school in Niagara Falls to speak to a class of fifth graders.

"It's not about me walking across Niagara Falls. It's about me reaching out to the community. If I can change one child's life then I've done my job, and if I can change multiple then even more so," Wallenda said.

Not only did he talk about his upcoming walk, but Wallenda also spoke about nutrition, hard work, and achieving goals and dreams.

"Focus on your dreams and never give up and you can accomplish anything in life. Even what the world sees as impossible, I'm about to make it a reality in a month and a half," Wallenda added.

The wirewalker also answered questions, including everything from "What type of shoes do you wear?" "Are you married?" And even "Are you crazy?"

Wallenda signed autographs afterwards, and amid the hype and excitement of his upcoming walk, his message was not lost among the students.

"I take his message as good advice because I do want to be what I want to be. I don't want anybody to get in my way," student Alyssa Eagan said.

"I think it was good because if you have a dream and you want to go after it, you should never give up and you should go after your dream,"
student Da'kiah Foreman added.

Wallenda says he plans on making more trips to schools in Niagara Falls and across the border in Canada.