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
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]