Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
A former home room teacher in Taiwan awarded scholarships set up by his old
class of reformed students at a school in Chiayi county to their underclassmen Monday, the 31st straight year the scholarships have been given out of gratitude to their teacher.
The 88-year-old retired teacher, Chen Miao, born in the central Chinese province of Henan, gave away scholarships to 15 students at National Chia-Yi Senior Commercial Vocational School in the company of members of a class he taught some 45 years ago.
The scholarship was set up by a class of 51 male students considered by many then as “intractably ill-behaved” to express gratitude to Chen’s devotion, which was said to have put many of them back on the right track.
Chen was the first military trainer to be assigned as the home room teacher for the class who graduated in 1970, replacing two others who had difficulty disciplining the students. [FULL STORY]