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June 17th, 2013 Experience

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Tuesday July 9th, 2013

  "My TWB experience was unforgettable. I made the best friends of a lifetime and got to see this beautiful country I live in."
-Mckensi Norton, Laurinburg, NC

"An extraordinary 23 day experience."
-Rachel Fenner, Greenwood, SC

"TWB does more than just give you the trip of a lifetime and the opportunity to become friends with so many great new people; it opens up your eyes to how fortunate we are and for me, I couldn't have asked for anything better."
-Katie Foster, Newton, NC

"This trip means the world to me. It has been worth every single sacrifice I made. I have lived, breathed, and eaten TWB for the past 23 days and made it my way of life. I'm not sure how to sleep in a bed or digest anything but ham sandwiches anymore."
-YoVanna Solomon, Wilmington, NC

"The past 23 days have impacted me greatly and without a doubt I'd do it again."
-Grace Molby, Dallas, NC

"This trip has showed me the things that matter to me from home and how I interact socially."
-Evan Blackwell, Wilmington, NC

"This has been a once in a lifetime opportunity to see God's amazing beauty and I'm so blessed to be able to experience it with so many awesome people."
-MC Dellinger, Kings Mountain, NC

"TWB has taught me many things. I've gained independence, learned more about who I am and that people will accept me for who I am, and I appreciate so much more."
-Kristen Rowell, Beaufort, NC

"TWB is the trip of a lifetime and has truly made me appreciate my family, both my family at home and the TWB family I have now."
-Sarah Dodge, Front Royal, VA

"Teens Westward Bound isn't just a trip, it's a lifestyle, and I'm so glad to be a part of it."
-Caitlyn Campagna, Wilmington, NC

"The pictures I took on this trip will never do justice for what I saw, what I learned, and who I met. I love TWB."
-Mikayla Moore, Reidsville, NC

"TWB was amazing, memorable, and absolutely wonderful in so many different ways."
-Gracyn Hollis, Chapin, SC

"I started this trip in a bus full of strangers, but I'm leaving with a heart full of brothers and sisters."
-Matt Ford, Stokesdale, NC

"The experience was great and everybody should do it."
-Sydney Pearson, Gastonia, NC

"These memories and friendships will last me a lifetime."
-Sydney Piercy, Monroe, NC

"For anyone on the fence about going on TWB, do it because it will be one of the best experiences of your life and you won't regret it."
-Carson Potter, Belmont, NC

"It really did take 23 days for me to fully appreciate the experience and I would most definitely do it again."
-Rachel Good, Newton, NC

"I'm glad I missed wrestling nationals for this experience."
-Gore Vaughn, Huntersville, NC

"It made me confident and comfortable with myself and taught me how to sleep in weird positions."
-Kendall Carter, Gastonia, NC

"TWB made it apparent to me that I prefer the east coast. I didn't bond with many, but those I did, I consider family."
-Jeff Shick, Union, SC

"This trip has truly been the best experience in my life so far."
-Ethan McSwain, Clayton, NC

"This trip changed my life and I would do it again any day."
-Chris Hill, Salisbury, NC

"All the sleepless nights, good and bad meals, and the many new friends I made helped make my TWB experience amazing."
-Will Morris, Gastonia, NC

"Don't take the time you have with everyone for granted because it's gone before you know it. TWB made me appreciate the life I have; without a doubt it changed my life."
-Harrison Romero, Gastonia, NC

"TWB helped me re-discover myself and be myself. It definitely changed my life for the best and I wouldn't take it back for anything!"
-Ellen Davis, Greenwood, SC

"TWB is a 23 day trip focusing on breaking down each and every wall to find yourself with 80 of your best friends."
-Camryn Everhart, Lowell, NC

"TWB helped me to center myself again and gain numerous new friendships. I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!"
-Kate Gibson, Boiling Springs, SC

"TWB has impacted my life in such a big way, not only through experiences and places I've been, but also with acquired responsibilities."
-Robert Baker, Kings Mountain, NC

I don't want to go home -Gigi Smith, Gastonia, NC

Teens Westward Bound was the trip of a lifetime, one like no other, that forces you to be yourself.
-Alexis Scott, Laurinburg, NC

TWB has given me the opportunity to know who I really am when put outside of my comfort zone. -Madeline McGee, Monroe, NC

TWB is the experience of a lifetime when one can learn who they truly are and make awesome friends while there at it. -Cole Faircloth, Whiteville, NC

TWB was an amazing experience with friends that I will have forever. -Kristen Whitson, Belmont, NC

TWB has taught me to live life to the fullest and step out of my comfort zone. -Jessica Zammitti ,Mooresville, NC

I cannot believe I second guessed going on TWB. What an awesome journey it has been making lifetime friends and traveling the country I call home. -Matthew Phillips, Sanford, NC

The TWB experience has been the best thing in my life and it made me open up more and helped me realize who I really am. -Hailey Sherbert, Union, SC

TWB has made me let down the walls and be myself. -Maggie Long, Gastonia, NC

TWB has made me realize that it doesn't matter how weird or crazy I am that there will always be people that love me for who I am. -Patricia Jones, Laurinburg, NC

TWB is the best experience of my life. -Summer Hinson, Whiteville, NC

The TWB experience is an experience of a lifetime and anyone and everyone should consider going west. -Caroline Pridgen, Laurinburg, NC

An opportunity of a lifetime that I will cherish and remember for the rest of my life. -Amanda Pratt, Mooresville, NC

This trip has changed my life and I'm very lucky to have been able to attend the trip. -Will Freeman, Laurinburg, NC

It was such a great experience I would recommend everyone to go on this amazing trip. -Jalie Creech, Cherryville, NC

TWB is an experience that has really opened my eyes about America and about myself through a lot of awesome people. -Emily Warner, Greenwood, SC

I am so thankful and blessed to have been a part of TWB. I have made friends and memories that will last a lifetime. -Whitney Ford, Lowell, NC

The brotherhood, the family is the closest and most loving I have ever been a part of. -John Drawbaugh, Stokesdale, NC

TWB is truly the adventure of a lifetime; it helps one express their inner being and it's a wonderful way to make lifelong friends. -Blake Ellis, Laurinburg, NC

So fun and very awesome. Sucks that it has to end, ever. -Ausitn Ayers, Union, SC

I made the greatest friends and had the greatest experiences that I have ever had and quite possibly ever will. -West Russell, Belmont, NC

I made a friend, a dear brother. I learned that I love South Carolina. -Jeff Shick, Union, SC

TWB is an amazing learning experience that shows you more about yourself. -Brister Jones, Matthews, NC

Before TWB, I was in a shell and no one could get me out, but the counselors and my fellow participants pried me from my insecure prison and I'm living life to the fullest every day. -William Anthony, Gastonia, NC

TWB is an amazing trip to discover America and to make another family that will make memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. -Chandler Champion, Kings Mountain, NC

TWB is a trip of a lifetime and I am so blesses to have gone on it. -Sara Weldon, Wilmington, NC

TWB made me truly realize to always make friends, memories, and keep your eyes open and walls down. -Destiny Gregory, North Wilkesboro, NC

TWB is simply amazing. It gives ordinary teenagers the chance of a lifetime to see the United States and make the best friends somebody could ever have and I think that's one of the most important things in life. -Brooke Carter, Union, SC

I have learned on TWB that it doesn't matter where you're going; all that matters is the people you are with. -Mary Jordan "MJ" Carpenter, Charlotte, NC

The places you see are great but the people you meet are even better. -Spencer Pendleton, Lincolnton, NC

TWB is hands down one of the greatest things I have ever experienced; I met eighty-two new people that now share and everlasting bond with me. -Heydon Ward, Laurinburg, NC

TWB has helped me to make the best month of my life. -Wiley Roper, Greenwood, SC

TWB was a once in a lifetime opportunity that will always be remembered. To sum it up I loved it. -Austin Gates, Cherryville, NC

TWB is the best summer I will ever have and the friends I have made have given me the best memories; I will never forget TWB or my t-dub family. -Madison Tryer, Wilmington, NC

TWB was amazing, and my TWB family helped me celebrate the best birthday I could ask for, I LOVED IT! -Grant Beam, Cherryville, NC

The TWB family is a real family. We get on each other's nerves, sometimes even fight, but; at the end of the day there is no doubt that we truly love each other and will always have a special bond. -Madison Ford, Cherryville, NC

"The sights seen and the friends and memories made are what make this trip truly incredible." -Ashton Hicks, Mooresville, NC

"TWB helped me realize my love for traveling, and I can't wait to discover more beautiful countries!" -McKenzie Tsaousis, Raleigh, NC

"And the Lord saw there was a need for epic-ness and He created TWB and He saw it
was good!" -Will Corbett, Irmo, SC

"The people are awesome, the trip is a journey, and the memories will be forever." -Samuel Phillips, Bear Creek, NC

"I am so lucky to have been able to participate in this once in a lifetime experience. I know I will never forget the memories and friends I made." -Danny Cullum, Gastonia, NC

"No words can do this trip justice when describing how wonderful it is." -Sallie Wegner, Laurel Hill, NC

"This experience was unlike any I have had before; it has changed me for the better and I will never forget it." -Lesley Boggs, Yorktown, VA

"It was the experience of a lifetime, and it was worth eating bad food and sleeping outside." -Alek Bissell, Oak Ridge, NC

"The best trip I've ever been on, and probably the best I will ever go on." -Alex King, Cherryville, NC

"TWB was the most incredible thing that has happened to me, it really makes me appreciate my shower and personal space at home!" -Savannah Carpenter, Mooresville, NC

"The most life-changing experience; I will never forget the memories and friends made on this trip." -Macy Abernethy, Cherryville, NC

"This trip may or may not be the experience of a lifetime, and the responsibility of making this trip great is squarely on your shoulders." -Addison Smith, Davidson, NC

"TWB is such a wonderful experience and it has really made me appreciate the little things in life." -Aubrey Nealey, Whiteville, NC

"This amazing trip will be something I will never forget and I will cherish the memories created for the rest of my life." -Olivia Varner, Lexington, NC

"I don't even know what I did with my life before TWB; it has changed me in such a positive and enriching way." -Kristen Tang, Kernersville, NC

"TWB helped me to discover America, learn more about myself, and make friendships that will last a lifetime." - Jessica Winesette, Mooresville, NC

"There is more to TWB than nonparticipants think. The friendships you create, the things you see, and the memories you make will last a lifetime. I can truly say I am proud to be an American." - Jaclyn Adriatico, Mooresville, NC

"TWB has been a life changing experience that I wouldn't change for anything. I had the time of my life making memories and taking in God's beautiful creations." - Daisy Manning, Oxford, NC

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After the Trip

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