Example Essay From a Successful 2018 Participant
"Since I was a child, I was supposed to be one of the brightest minds of my age, the top 1% in Singapore. When I was about 9 years old, there was a test for the whole of Singapore, which I aced, letting me join a special program with the other top one percenters of Singapore. Even after another nationwide exam at the end of Grade 6, I obtained a pretty good grade, letting me join an elite secondary school (Grades 7-10). Due to this, I thought I was extremely smart and became a little proud. Last year, when I moved to Shanghai and joined an international school, my eyes were opened. I realized that all my life before that, I had been a big fish in a small pond as there were many other people that were just as smart as me or even smarter than me and were more hard-working as well. I feel that this program will be just the thing to boost me skywards. Being taught by and learning with the greatest minds of my generation will definitely be the key to unlocking a successful future. I hope that the superb programs and the invaluable trips to the leading global tech firms will open my eye to the wondrous recipes to the success behind the famous tech corporations of the world."