In 2018, Chen placed first equal at the University of Otago Junior Mathematics Competition for Year 11. The Maths Competition offers challenges and problem-solving for junior high school students across New Zealand. The Competition now in its 34th year attracts 10,000 entries from 250 schools across the country per year.
In recognition of her academic excellence at EGGS, Chen has received several awards at prize giving including the Scholar’s Award (2018), the Gae Griffiths Award for All-Round Excellence in Year 11 (2018), The Old Girls’ Association Award for Service to the School (2017), and the Florence Patterson Memorial Prize for Mathematics (2016 & 2018).
In 2016, she received her Level 4 Diploma in Music (Piano) Performance, along with gaining 2nd and 3rd places in the IRMT Chinese Music Support Group Piano Scholarship, Northshore Performing Arts Competition, and Chinese Writing Competition. Chen says "the numerous orchestras and extension music courses at EGGS have allowed me to continue my musical journey."