WCPO Cincinnati

Olympian Nick Goepper talked to children at a local elementary school Friday about how to turned his childhood dreams into reality.

The 20-year-old stopped by Three Rivers Elementary in Cleves to show off his bronze medal from the 2014 winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

But he also told the students who attended the school assembly about the importance of setting personal goals, like he did with his skiing.

Goepper said talking to kids is one of the best ways possible to give back to the local community that continues to support him.

“It’s really fulfilling because it gives me the sense that I’m doing something positive by giving back to the community that supported me throughout these years,” the Lawrenceburg, Indiana native said.

In between taking part in the school-wide event, Goepper took a few minutes to sit down with a kindergarten class that made journals about his experiences in Sochi.

Goepper hopes to continue giving back to the community as he prepares for ski season.

Watch the video here: http://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cleves/nick-goepper-talks-to-cleves-kids-about-chasing-their-dreams

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