Studio Classroom founder cited by Washington State
Central News Agency
2014-06-24 09:13 PM
Taipei, June 24 (CNA) Doris Brougham, an educator and Christian missionary who has spent a large part of her life in Taiwan, was officially cited Tuesday by officials from her native Washington State.

Visiting Washington Lieutenant Governor and State Senate Speaker Brad Owen and a delegation called on Brougham, who is originally from Seattle and who founded the English teaching program Studio Classroom in 1962, to present her with a resolution of the State Senate.

Owen lauded Brougham for her energy and for bringing happiness to others, saying that she has dedicated her life to English education in Taiwan.

Native American members of Owen's delegation presented Brougham with a wide-brimmed hat with a Native American motif and a stone in memory of the construction of the State Legislature, to symbolize that Brougham has settled in Taiwan with love.

Brougham attributed the honor to the God she serves and the Overseas Radio & Television, Inc. company that she founded. The 87-year-old said that Taiwan is like Seattle with beautiful ocean and friendly people and that she came with the intention of "giving Taiwan whatever it wants."

She founded Overseas Radio & Television, in 1960 to promote Studio Classroom and Heavenly Melody, a chorus to spread the gospel. (By Hsu Chih-wei and Lilian Wu)

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