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High-flying student turns her back on NTU
捨台大念師大 林宥均盼偏鄉任教

Lin Yu-chun poses for a photo at Changhua Girls’ Senior High School last Thursday.

Photo: Chang Tsung-chiu, Liberty Times

The results of this year’s college entrance exam are out. With her outstanding grades, Changhua Girls’ Senior High School student Lin Yu-chun could have gone to National Taiwan University (NTU), but instead she chose to enrol in National Taiwan Normal University’s Department of Civic Education and Leadership. Lin is determined to become a rural teacher and expects to be assigned to Miaoli County in the future. She says she just likes the simplicity of rural areas.

Lin’s parents are both teachers. Her father is a school principal and her mother is a teacher and group leader. Lin came into contact with Scout groups from a young age and quietly developed an interest in group leadership. On Thursday last week Lin returned to her school as a junior teacher to guide new students around the campus. Lin says that although her grades were good enough to go to NTU, she hopes to be able to combine her interests and vocation, and so she chose to become a rural teacher.

(Liberty Times, translated by Edward Jones)





1. outstanding adj.

優異 (you1 yi4)

例: The Chinese Taipei team’s outstanding performance brought three gold medals.


2. determined adv.

立志 (li4 zhi4)

例: John is determined to enrol in the belly dancing competition.


3. simplicity n.

單純;簡單 (dan1 chun2; jian3 dan1)

例: Emily admires the simplicity of Japanese architecture.


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