Cross country runner to keynote Hispanic Heritage month event

Thomas Valles, a member of the state champion McFarland High School cross country team featured in the 2015 Disney film “McFarland USA,” will be the keynote speaker for USI’s Hispanic Heritage Month event at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 in Carter Hall.

The event, moderated by USI graduate Paola Marizan, will feature stories from Valles’ running career, the challenges he faced growing up in a small latino farming town and what it was like to see his life portrayed on the big screen.

All are welcome to the free event sponsored by the Multicultural Center and guests will have the chance to submit questions to Valles.