Jennifer Cobin, a Communities In Schools intern at Westwood Terrace ES, helped rescue two children who fell into a creek on their way to school Sept. 14, 2012. Cobin and another CIS staff member were on their way to staff development when they saw two sisters who attend MLK Academy in San Antonio ISD attempting to get through a high-water crossing after missing their school bus.
As Cobin and her colleague approached to help the girls, the youngest fell into the water, followed by her older sister who jumped in to try and save her. Without regard to their own safety, Cobin and her colleague jumped into the creek, and after some tense moments they were able to rescue both little girls. Except for a few scratches, all four emerged from the ordeal without injury.
For her selfless act and for displaying the Northside Pillars of Character taught in our schools, Cobin was awarded with the prestigious Northside Citizenship Award.