Brea Education Foundation (BEF) Speaker

Brea Education Foundation (BEF) Speaker

Thomas Valles is portrayed as the troubled teen in the Disney film 'McFarland, USA,' and also the number one runner. In actuality, Thomas was the number one runner for the 1987 State Championship Cross Country team for McFarland. Thomas received a degree and served our country before returning to McFarland to raise a family and also help coach the McFarland girls cross country team and continues to be a part of his amazing community.

Thomas is a motivational speaker who shares a message that allows students to envision a brighter future for themselves, which gives many students the vision and hope that they too can become champions of life! As we all have situations that we can not control, he shares the idea that having a positive attitude can make all the difference in our daily lives.

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