It was a sweet celebration for 16 Greenwich High School seniors graduating from the school's Advancement Via Individual Determination or AVID program on Tuesday evening.
The high school celebrated the graduation of the AVID Class of 2013 at a reception at UConn Stamford.
The college readiness program was brought to the high school as a result of funding from the Greenwich Alliance for Eduacation.
All 16 graduating seniors are the first in their families to attend college and in total received over 300 thousand dollars in merit scholarships from their colleges.
During the ceremony, each graduating senior received a gift card to buy books at the college they are attending in the fall.
The Greenwich Alliance for Education and the High School hope the program continues to grow and help more students in the future.