On their final day joining students of Brownwood Intermediate School, the seven students from China received gifts from their new friends. Tina Zhang, their English teacher in China, also presented the school with a special gift. The scroll, brought from China and written in Chinese calligraphy, read "The friendship between us is as deep as the ocean." 

Zhang created a new sign to be hung at her school, in China, and obtained farewells and well wishes from students and teachers.