Gonzales student battles lupus and graduates
Cindy Aguilar-Castaneda is the pride of Gonzales. During her four years at Gonzales High School, she did everything from tennis team to jazz band to classes at Hartnell College to the Gonzales Youth Council. And she did it all while battling lupus, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. But thanks to Cindy’s resilience, she graduated as the salutatorian and is now attending UC-Berkeley.