By Rosana Madrigal
On November 3, the Diocese of San Jose awarded the Saints of the City to Edith Gonzalez, a senior at Presentation High School, San Jose. Having received a near full scholarship for four years, Edith has maintained a 4.2 cumulative GPA and is preparing to be either a chemical or electrical engineer. On her short list of Universities are Stanford, Columbia and Harvard. This past summer, Edith beat out 400 applicants to be one of 25 for the RISE Internship Program at Stanford University.
Edith is a Campus Ministry Officer and a monthly Lector at her former school and current parish. In addition, Edith is a Girls Who Code Club Officer and she is on the Student Council.
Edith is a member of LatinX in its first year on campus. LatinX members and Students for Political Action gathered several hundred students after school on Sept. 14, to rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (#DACA). They shared facts about DACA and its impact on the Latino community.
Students prayed together and wrote letters to their government representatives calling for the protection of DACA.