Valles of Disney's 'McFarland, USA' visits Bonsall West Elementary


Last updated 11/6/2019 at 5:28am

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Thomas Valles takes questions from children at Bonsall West Elementary, Oct. 28.

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"Imagine being in a rowboat. The goal is to get across the river. Sometimes the current is with you and sometimes it's not. You have to use those oars to make it across and it's going to get hard. But you have to do something or else you go backward and get in trouble." That's what cross-country legend Thomas Valles of Disney's "McFarland, USA" told hundreds of star-struck children at Bonsall West Elementary Oct. 28.

This was no ordinary motivational speech. This was an intimate visit from a celebrity who broke barriers to help his team win the first ever California...

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