Those who knew 17-year-old Allegra Muilenburg as a young child growing up on St. John can’t say they’re surprised at the success she found on The Voice, a televised singing competition.

“She’s one of those kids who was born to sing, born to act,” said Beth Knight, lower campus principal at Gifft Hill School, which Muilenburg attended in her youth. “She was always singing around here and she seemed so natural. She did such a good job.”