President Tsai gave awards to 56 smart cookies, including this young scientist

The China Post
Date: July 8, 2017
By: The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Chen Tzu-feng (陳姿鳳) is an exemplary researcher who won first place at a

Image: Hakka TV News

national technology show with her work on fuel cells. And the high-school student took home another prize on Friday — this one from the Presidential Office.

This year, 56 kids were selected carefully from 285 nominees to receive the Presidential Education Award (總統教育獎), which recognizes outstanding scholarship.

When Tzu-feng picked up the award, she thanked her mother, saying mom had given her “a lot of love” and made her feel like she had nothing to apologize for.

Tzu-feng’s father died when she was in elementary school, and her mother, an immigrant from Indonesia, worked odd jobs to support her children.

A so-called “second-generation” Taiwanese, Tzu-feng grew up in the Pingtung countryside in this single-parent household.    [FULL  STORY]

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