Santa Maria High School seniors were recognized Thursday for being academically prepared to go to college.
About 250 students at the high school have met university entry mandates.
They were honored with certificates, lawn signs, senior tool kits and raffle entries for prizes.
Students were entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card and a $25 Starbucks gift card among other prizes.
"Over the past few years, these students have risen to the challenging course work; they deserve recognition for the dedication they have committed to their education," said assistant principal Monica Pallan.
Students received action plans to help them navigate their senior year of high school as they prepare for the next step in their academic careers.