Iíll never forget it! I loved this
experience. Iíve been in the Little League World Series, been to many different places and had multiple cultural
experiences, but this is the best trip I have ever been on. Not only am I traveling in a different country with a
completely different culture, but I am playing the sport I love and building friendships with girls I just met.
Iíll never forget it!
Newport High School
This has been the most incredible
experience of my life! The diving training was the highlight of the trip! I never dreamed that I would get to
meet and train along side the Chinese National Champion and all the amazing athletes. The visit to the Middle
School and tour with the local Students were exciting because we could relate to the Students. I recommend this
trip to everyone!
Redmond High School
Absolutely Incredible!!! The trip
was definitely unforgettable! The Friendship Exchange was awesome; it was so cool to trade and sign t-shirts with
Athletes from all over the World. I made life long friends. It was an amazing experience to tour with the local
Students to see how they learn and live. This trip is a truly amazing experience that will change you for the rest
of your life.
Kati Davis/Track & Field
Tumwater High School
I am really glad I went on this trip!
I did things I would have never done, met people I would have never met, and I have never been so grateful in my life!
The visit to the Middle School and the tour with the local Students were amazing. Touring with the local Students was
the most effective way of making new friends! It was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Ingraham High School
Honestly, this has been a life changing
experience! Not only did I learn about Chinese History and Culture and gained lasting friendships, but I learned a lot
about my self. I learned to be more accepting and understanding of everyone. I feel like I have become a better person
in just two weeks. This tour has inspired me!
Skyline High School
I highly recommend this trip! I loved it!
I learned a lot! The competition was amazing and the friendship exchange was even better. I had great fun with the local
students. I hope to stay in touch with my teammates. Obviously one of the best experiences you will ever have!
Chris Masoner/Track & Field
Camas High School
I gained so much from this trip! I made so
many new friends. The players from the Chinese Teams were so friendly and enjoyed taking pictures. The tour with the local
Students was the best part. It was so cool to see how they live and get to know them. I will never forget the memories and
friendships that I have made!
Coupeville High School
Nothing compares to this tour! I loved the
swimming competition and the friendship exchange was awesome. Visiting the kindergarten was my favorite part. I learned
so much from touring with the Middle School Students who spoke perfect English. Shopping with them was so cool. The entire
trip was amazing!
Bishop Blanchet High School
You will never get another opportunity like
this!! This tour is a life changing experience. The Staff was great, I had so much fun with my Teammates, and the Meet was
awesome. I made many life time friends and participated in many events that I will always remember. I encourage everyone to
grab this opportunity!
Alexandra Collins/Track & Field
NW Christian High School (Olympia)
Iím glad I had this opportunity! The Staff was
fantastic! I made friends with everyone. The players were so excited to see us and the friendship exchange was so much fun
taking pictures and talking. Visiting the Middle School was great, the kindergarten was so much fun, and I really enjoyed
the tour with the local Students. This tops my list!
Lake Washington High School
Wow! It was Amazing! I made a lot of new
friends. The Chinese Diving Coach was Amazing. The kindergarten was cool, the Middle School Students were great, and the
tour with the local Students was the best. This trip was life changing. It has changed the way I feel about my family, my
home, my school, and my friends. Iím thankful for what I have in my life!
Marysville-Pilchuck High School
Awesome! It is a life changing academic and
athletic experience. I wish more Athletes could experience this trip! It was the greatest meet I have ever competed in;
great competition, cool medals, and an eye opening experience into the real World of Track & Field. The Staff and my
teammates were awesome!
Kyle Earls/Track & Field
Columbia High School (White Salmon)
It was an amazing trip. It was well
organized and I will stay in touch with my teammates. I got a lot more out of the competition than I expected. The
tour with the local Students was amazing. They were so much fun. I received so much from this trip. It was
definitely the best experience of my life so far.
Eatonville High School
It is a wonderful experience!
It was fun to compete against the Chinese Swimmers (it went by too fast). I liked everyone on the trip and
made a couple of good close friends. The kindergarten was amazing and I really liked touring with the local
Students. I would definitely do it again!
Kentridge High School
I wonít ever forget it! I
loved Guangzhou, did not know what to expect and want to visit Guangzhou again! I learned so much and loved
touring with the local Students. They were so much fun. I wanted to stay longer. One of the best experiences
of my life!
I loved this trip and would do it
a million times over! The China Softball Tournament was amazing. The games were very competitive and I learned a
lot. The friendship exchange was even more fun. My teammates were wonderful. The tour with the local Students
was honestly life changing. I truly enjoyed spending every minute with them. I will remember it forever!
Ingelmoor High School
I recommend this trip to EVERYONE!
I loved it! The games were fun but the Friendship Exchanges were awesome! They really appreciated our gifts. I
learned so much on the tour with the local Students and they were extremely friendly. The kindergarten was so much
fun. I didnít expect this experience to move me. This trip is amazing.
Orcas Island High School
This trip is a great experience.
I learned a lot about the Chinese Culture. The Softball Tournament was the best as the games were more competitive.
I loved signing autographs after each game. The tour with the local Students was amazing. They were so interested
in everything about us. It was a blast! It made me realize how much I take for granted.
Roosevelt High School
The overall experience was amazing!
We became good friends with the local Runners who traveled with us to Zhaoqing. We exchanged gifts, ideas, and
cultural customs. We will stay in contact (email) for many years. The tours were fun. I will never forget the
spectacle of the kindergarten.
International High School
I didnít want to leave!
The competition was awesome. I really liked the time that we spent at the Childrenís Shelter. The children
were so cute and they tugged at your heart. The tours were awesome and our guide, Annie, was great. Next year
I want to go again!
Rogers High School (Spokane)
The trip was a blast! The
Staff was great. I made a lot of new friends and reinforced old relationships. I really enjoyed the local
Runners who traveled with us to Zhaoqing. We will remain good friends. This was a once in a life time
experience and nothing compares to it!
Redmond High School
This was the greatest
experience of my life! I really learned a lot about myself, China, foreign relations, and more.
The games in China were a blast and the players were so excited to meet us. The visit to the kindergarten
was fun and the tour with the local StudentsÖ.WOW! I hope to keep in touch with them. Iíve made many new
friends and learned that being separated by an Ocean doesnít make you that different after all.
Blanchet High School
This is by far one of the
Greatest Experiences of My Life!! I learned so much and have a new perspective on life. It was an incredible
experience to tour, eat meals, and go shopping with the local Students. My favorite part was hearing the local
Students sing ďtake me out to the ball gameĒ while they watched our game. Thank you so much for this WONDERFUL
Mariner High School
This trip is definitely the trip of a
lifetime. I learned so much. I have memories that will last a lifetime and made so many new friends. The swim meet
was awesome and the friendship exchanges made all of us feel special. The visit to the kindergarten was so much fun
but the tour of the Middle School was the best. AND interacting with the Middle School Students on the Guangzhou City
Tour was definitely the best part of the trip. I was so impressed!
Bremerton High School
This trip is life changing. You really
understand how the rest of the world lives. The Swim Competition was so much fun and the Friendship Exchange was even
more exciting. The visit to the local school was the best part of the trip and the tour around Guangzhou with the Chinese
Students was awesome.
Skyview High School
Nothing compares to this trip! We had so much
fun. The Competition was Awesome. I did not want to leave the kindergarten. Touring, eating, and shopping with the Chinese Students
was lots of fun. The Chinese People are very friendly. I did not want the trip to end. I loved it.
Cassy Jo Osborn/Track
Lake Stevens High School
It was an absolutely wonderful experience. I learned so
much and experienced a new culture. The WCE Staff was awesome and my teammates were amazing. I made many new friendships and will stay
in touch. The kindergarten was so amazing and touring with the Chinese Students was fun. I had an absolute blast.
Sumner High School
This has been such an
amazing trip. I learned so much. The places we saw were so spectacular; China is such a special place.
The visit to the middle school was magical. I really enjoyed the tour with the local students and I
was so impressed with their English. The swim meet was fun and the friendship exchange was amazing.
This trip is priceless!!
Bainbridge Island High School
I have never had so much fun!!
I made so many new friends it was hard to say goodbye! The kindergarten performance was amazing and the kids
were adorable. I really enjoyed interacting with the students from the local middle school. They were incredibly
kind and friendly. The Swim Meet was great and I really enjoyed the friendship exchange. This is the best trip
I have ever been on!
Kentridge High School
The trip was awesome,
life changing, and an unforgettable experience!!! Touring with the local students was the best! We
were able to get to know them and meet them one on one. The competition was awesome, the coaches get
an ďAĒ, and I had the best time meeting and becoming friends with my teammates. I definitely want to go back!
John Mark Chittwood/Track
Steilacom High School
I HAD SO MUCH FUN!! I really
want to come back! I loved the tour with the local students and the friendship exchange was one of the
highlights of the trip. The competition was fun, the food was very good, and I loved everyone in our group.
I learned a lot and it has impacted my life forever!
Lake Stevens High School
Thank You! I really enjoyed this
trip. I loved the competition. I really enjoyed visiting the kindergarten and the tour with the local students
was amazing. I really enjoyed talking with studentsí my age from another country. The coaches were excellent and my
teammates were worth the trip alone.
Friday Harbor High School
Unbelievable! The competition
was fun, the crowd was awesome, and I really enjoyed the friendship exchange. The best experience of the
entire trip was the visit to the childrenís shelter. Happiness filled the air for both the
children and the athletes. The tours were awesome, I made a lot of great friends on the trip, and the
staff was great. This was by far the best experience of my life!
Jamie Foote/Softball Player
Mountlake Terrace High School
The trip was excellent! I will
never forget the smiling faces of our competitors during the friendship exchange, all of the historical sites,
climbing the Great Wall, the entertainment at the kindergarten, and of course all of the shopping experiences.
I treasurer the fact that I was able to go on this once in a lifetime trip and recommend that more people take
advantage of this opportunity.
Jennifer Albert/Softball Player
Arlington High School
It was awesome!! I had
an incredible time and learned an unbelievable amount about the Chinese Cultural. Coach Hill was great!!
The New Yearís Day Run was one of my best races ever. Everyone was so happy to see us. The race was both
challenging and competitive. I had a blast!!
Holy Names Academy
This is definitely an experience
that has touched my life. I have a much better sense between the differences and similarities of my life and
the rest of the world. The New Yearís Day Race was awesome. The course was beautiful and I felt like a celebrity.
I loved the tour with the local students. It was an opportunity to view China without being a tourist. Standing
on the Great Wall was my favorite tour!!
Blanchet High School
I hope to return soon!!! It was so
much fun to meet and tour with the local students. It was the highlight of the trip. I really enjoyed the swim meet
friendship exchange. We gave them gifts and exchanged emails. I was so surprised and thankful when I received a gift.
Everyone was so friendly. I am glad I got the opportunity to go on this trip!
Holy Names Academy
The Trip was Perfect!!
The food was AMAZING!! I really enjoyed touring with the local students. The guides were really great.
I learned so much. The competition was cool and the Friendship Exchange was even better. I received
some gifts that I will cherish forever. This tour was a great adventure and will be one of the best
experiences of my life. I hope I can come back!!
Cheney High School
I loved it!!! I made so many
new friends. The Staff was great and everyone on the trip was great. The Chinese Players were so happy to see
us and were so good to us. I will definitely keep in contact with them. I canít compare this trip to anything
else. The trip is an eye opener and you will be grateful for wherever you live. I would love to do it all
Melissa Bates/Softball Player
Marysville-Pilchuck High School
It was fantastic!!! My teammates
were absolutely amazing. We built some awesome relationships and I cannot wait for our reunion. Jon and Lin,
our Guangzhou Guides, were great tour guides!! The tours were constant and we did not waste any time. The tour
with the local students was the greatest. The WCE Staff was awesome. It was fantastic!!!
Sunnyside High School
I loved this trip. I made a lot of
new friends. Everyone on our team was so positive. I loved the food in Guangzhou. I really liked touring with the
local students and really liked exchanging gifts with the divers. It was the best trip ever!!
Evergreen Island High School (Van)
Nothing I have ever done compares
to this!!! Every single day was a new experience. It was so exciting getting their signatures and taking pictures
with the swimmers. I felt like a celebrity!!! I loved the school and I liked touring the market with the local
students. I didnít realize how special we were until the students started crying when we left!! I will never
Mercer Island High School
It was a great experience! The trip
was well organized, our Coaches were great, and I made a lot of new friends. The Chinese Players were extremely nice,
very excited to play us, and very appreciative of the gifts we gave them. I have never traveled internationally and it
was a great experience.
Mandy Larsen/Volleyball Player
Woodland High School
The trip was excellent!! This trip is
one big learning experience and everything you do affects you in one way or another. You learn about another culture
and make new friends. The teams are very friendly and exchanging gifts is fun. I had a lot of fun and I would do it
again. I would!!!
Tashanna Kramer/Basketball Player
Harrington High School
It was an unforgettable experience. WOW!
The racecourse was beautiful and the friendship exchange was awesome. China has broadened my view of the world. Truly
a wonderful experience. I made many new friends on our team and also from Hong Kong and China. I will email everyone
and send them pictures. Awesome Experience!!
Monore High School
WOW!! I loved this trip. It was
wonderful not knowing anyone and in 10 days you have 40 life long friends. The coaches are the best. You will
never forget the friendship exchange. Visiting another country will really help you appreciate the U.S.A. Donít
miss this trip!!
Olympia High School
The coaches, the athletes, and the
amazing country of China all come together to form an incredible tour. Guangzhou was a totally different world.
The city truly opened my eyes to a culture I never experienced. The friendship exchange was great fun and the track meet
O'Dea High School
I would do it over again 1,000 times!!! The race was cool,
the course was beautiful, and they treated us like STARS!!!. I really enjoyed hanging with the team and I made a lot of new friends. This
trip made me realize how lucky I am.
Granite Falls High School
Nothing like it! The friendship exchange was AWESOME!! The
people in China wanted anything (address, phone number, or email) to stay in contact with us. Our Coaches were excellent. My Teammates were
positive the entire trip and even the Coaches from Hong Kong and Canton really enjoyed us. Nothing like it!
Issaquah High School
I will always remember it! The competition
was good and I had a challenging race. I loved the friendship exchange and the Chinese Athletes loved the gifts. The trip was
well organized and I made new friends. It was one of the best experiences of my life.
Annie Wright High School
WOW! What an amazing experience! The people in Zhaoqing treated
us as if we were famous. The trip was well organized and there couldnít have been a better Staff. I made lots of friends. Some scenes in China
looked like a picture out of Sunset Magazine. I will never forget it!!
Omak High School
Iíd like to go back!! The people on our
team and the people in China were WONDERFUL!! We had a great staff that was fun to be around and kept us smiling. China,
the competition, and exchanging signatures; it was all good. This tour has been the highlight of my life and I will never forget it!
Squalicum High School
It was unforgettable!! My teammates were awesome. It was
a blast meeting new people and making new friends. The staff was awesome. They related well with the athletes and I learned a lot. The
competition was good and the people in China were so nice. I had a great time and will never forget it!
Lewis & Clark High School
Competing Internationally is awesome. Signing all of the
Chinese Athletes shirts makes you feel great and watching a guy jump 7í was amazing. I made some really great friends that I will stay in
touch with. It was a great experience, I really enjoyed it.
Mt. Si High School
It is a very great opportunity; great competition, awesome
Track & Field Stadium (Hong Kong), and the people in Guangzhou are so friendly. After 10 days, our team was so close. Everyone I met I want
to keep in touch with. You canít compare this experience because it is so original.
Inglemoor High School
It was a blast! The competition was awesome and gave me a whole
new outlook on running. My teammates were excellent. If ever given the chance, I would work with any of the coaches who were obviously the best.
This is truly an experience I will always remember.
Colville High School
Donít miss this cultural experience. Never boring, it was well
organized and you are always doing something new and exciting. My teammates were the best, everyone was so nice. The Chinese Athletes make you
feel famous asking for your signature. I had a blast.
Mt. Vernon High School
It was a wonderful trip and I would like to go again. China has
beautiful sights, nice people, and great food. I made a lot of friends and the competition was great. The staff was very helpful and I learned a lot.
Othello High School
It was great. Itís a whole lot more than a track trip. The staff
was excellent, a great variety of personalities. I made a lot of new friends. I want to go again next year!
Grandview High School
You canít ask for more! We were able to learn about the culture by
touring in Hong Kong and Canton and able to participate in great competition. By far, one of my greatest experiences.
Central Kitsap High School
I loved this trip! Running in the New Yearís Day Run was the best race I
have ever been in. The cheering crowd and TV Cameras really pumped you up for the race and after the race the Friendship Exchange was even better. What
an awesome experience!
It was unbelievable!! It was so exciting that words canít explain it. The
race was awesome. It amazed me when you finished the race everyone was cheering for you and surround you like a celebrity. I made so many new friends. It
Clallam Bay High School