Anna Jacobs receives the Golden Lion Award

Anna receives the Golden Lion Award for the following achievements:

At the Matric Prize Giving Anna cross the stage several times for her achievements including:

Six Subject certificates and the Music Prize
Jill Cubie Cup for All-Round achievement in Sport
1987 Auxiliaries Trophy for Participation and Enthusiasm
WOBU Centenary Trophy for All-Round achievement in at least two areas of the school
Harewood Cup for Service

However, it is particularly for an incredible achievement that she was awarded the Golden Lion. It is not often that there is a learner who was a true all-rounder, who was successful in every area in which she participated. Anna has achieved the pinnacle of the four pillars of the school and has been awarded school colours in each pillar: Academics, Culture, Service and Sport.

In Sport, she is provincial athlete, excelling in the 400m and 800m, and this year took up the challenge of the technically difficult Triple Jump for the first time, achieving a silver medal when representing Western Province at the Western Cape Championships.  She was also the captain of the netball team and as the centre player she played a huge role in the success of the team.

She has been an important member of the Web committee and has headed the Wynberg Film crew, spending many, many hours filming school events – from special assemblies to sports days to performances to school functions. She has produced many video clips to market and promote support at school events, and is leaving a rich heritage of footage to be used in promotional marketing material.

Most learners know Anna from the roles she plays in the Cultural Pillar. Head of the Vocal Ensemble and a member of the Jazz Band, Anna is also an accomplished actress, achieving numerous awards in Eisteddfods and remembered always for her awe-inspiring portrayal of Juliet in the play Romeo and Juliet.

Although always busy, Anna has never lost sight of the reason for being at school and has consistently been in the top ten in her grade. She was placed first in South Africa in the National Royal Society of Science Essay Competition and achieved 87% for her AS levels University of Cambridge English examination.

Anna is only the second person to have won two of the Wynberg Old Girls’ Union 125th Anniversary pillar trophies at the Achievers’ Dinner this year. Anna does not do anything half-heartedly; everything she tries is unfailingly done with absolute determination, commitment, passion and intelligence, and it is a great honour to award Anna Jacobs the Wynberg Girls’ High Schools’ most prestigious award, the Golden Lion.