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Gabrielle, a former Raffles Institution student, once quipped she wanted to quit school like Apple founder, Steve Jobs. She stuck it out and has now received multiple university offers but
has opted to pursue a job instead — with her parents' approval.
Rohin's athletic skills had caught the attention of coaches from Raffles Institution and Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) by the time he entered Primary 6. His dad, a corporate
lawyer, wanted him to study in RI, but he managed to persuade him that his career is in a different field — the football pitch.
Four years ago, he was plain old Manfred to most, a literature-loving reluctant science student at St Andrew's Junior College, but now he's breakout DJ and producer known to young music fans
all over the world as Myrne — represented by Mad Decent, Grammy-award-winning producer Diplo's record label.
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Winifred Lua nurtured her innate talent for baking and cake decorating during her gap year in university. It was during her internship at Maggie Austine Cake, a leading cake studio in
U.S.A, that she learnt she could build her success on her natural talent and passion.
Today, she owns Winifred Kriste Cake where she satisfies a growing clientele with her stunning sugar floral work and artisanal cakes.
Yeo Tze Yang
Artist, first solo exhibition at the age of 21
Growing up in Singapore, Yeo Tze Yang was an average student, exceling in subjects such as Art. Knowing his strengths at an early age, Tze Yang honed his artistic talent over
the years before opting to study Art and Social Sciences at National University of Singapore.
Tze Yang is now one of Singapore's up and coming artists, and his works are part of private collections in Singapore, Australia,
United Kingdom and U.S.A.