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New Scholarship Memorializes ACA Graduate, Feb. 23 Benefit Planned

February 5, 2008

A new scholarship established in memory of Nathan Allen, who graduated from the Academy of Culinary Arts at Atlantic Cape Community College in 2003, will honor the Cape May County resident. Allen died in a car accident in February 2006 at age 22. In addition to the endowed scholarship, Allen's family is planning a benefit Feb. 23.

Allen loved nature, adventure, sports and cooking. "When he was not off on a snowboarding trip, going on a spontaneous road trip, playing or practicing golf, he could be found whipping up a nice meal for his friends," said Allen's sister, Alyssa Allen.

He was a 2001 graduate of Middle Township High School and worked at the former Ocean Drive Seafood and Oyster Bay in Cape May.

The "Night for Nate" benefit begins at 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Avalon Golf Club in Cape May Court House. Proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

In addition to food, there will be a "werewolf" putting contest with glow-in-the-dark golf balls, music, T-shirts and raffle prizes. For more information, or to make a donation, contact Alyssa Allen at or (609) 529-7645.

The first scholarship award will be given to an ACA student in May. For more information on ACCC scholarships, visit