Elementary schools recognized for raising diabetes awareness


Two Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District campuses are being recognized for their efforts to increase diabetes awareness diabetes.

Fourth grade students from Sam Houston and Zavala Elementary School received high honors for achieving optimal student participation in the Student Education and Enrollment Project (SEEP) program this year.

The SEEP program relies primarily on fourth grade students to obtain knowledge on diabetes and deliver a message on the disease to their parents, grandparents, relatives, and neighbors.

As an award for their efforts, Sam Houston student Charles Robles received an XBOX Kinect with the game Just Dance IV, after a grade level raffle.  Coaches at Zavala Elementary were presented with new sports equipment for use during physical

School administrators, nurses, and teachers played a critical role in the implementation and in the distribution of the materials set forth by the program. The Texas-Mexico Border Diabetes Registry Project in partnership with the University of Texas-Pan American College of Health Sciences, Human Services Border Health Office and Lack’s Furniture coordinate the program.

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