"[Torrey Mercer] made such an impact on ALL that were [at Chaparral High School], staff included, and especially specific students... Everyone enjoyed it and raved about [her], and are already asking for [Torrey] to come back again! What [she does] is so very important, and I'm glad [she was] able to share [her] story and [her] message with my kids, I know it truly meant a lot to them and is something they will not soon forget...EVERYONE got something out of it today, including me."
Lauri Bronzellino, School Counselor, Chaparral High School, Temecula, CA
"I had the opportunity to work with Torrey at Roosevelt Middle School for our Anti-Bully program. We have worked with many companies in the past but Torrey's fresh, young, and positive message was inspirational and educational. Torrey worked with our students for months prior to and after the anti-bully assemblies. Torrey has a way to connect with kids. After our assemblies, she had half our school following her on Twitter. Her message is always positive, inspirational, and she gets down to the heart of the matter."
Kerry Herington, Intervention Program Specialist, Currently at Alta Vista High School, Vista, CA
"Bullying has been a contributing factor to educational concerns including everything from academic failure to depression, and [Torrey Mercer's] visit to Carmel Valley Middle School on October 1st and 2nd to inform students that they are not alone does not go unnoticed. [Torrey's] hard work, perseverance, and sacrifices earned [her] this recognition. My heartfelt congratulations and best wishes for [her] continued success."
Dave Roberts, Third District Supervisor, San Diego County Board of Supervisors
"[Torrey gave] an amazing assembly...it changed so many lives, many of us apologized for our mistakes and terrible actions. You changed our lives Torrey."
Rachyl Rigg, Middle School Student
"Thank you so much for coming to our school. You were exactly what most of us needed to be able to realize how much we can affect others and make them feel."
Emma, Middle School Student
"Thank you for coming to our school yesterday, you really helped me a lot. Listening to your advice really changed the way I feel about what people say about me and brought up so many emotions; some happy tears and some sad tears, but even the sad tears were good to let out finally."
Keely, Middle School Student
"Torrey, you really changed our school today, and I haven't seen any assembly that affected everyone in the school. You really know how to impact people and we are all thankful for that! I hope other schools will also be imacted like ours was today."
Lauren Hansen, Middle School Student
"I had such an amazing time learning about you, listening to you sing, and learning about what we can do to prevent bullying. You are such a great rolemodel and speaker. This was the best bullying assembly I've ever had, I loved how it was interactive! Because of you I think Roosevelt Middle School has a new point of view on bullying and that we can prevent it."
Malia Sur, Middle School Student
"I want to stop bullying now [because of Torrey Mercer's program]. I used to do it, and now I don't."
Jerimiah, Middle School Student