Jorge Luis Acevedo Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund
Jorge Luis Acevedo Jr. dreamed of attending culinary school while he was flipping pizza dough at Chef Alan’s American Bistro in Berks County. This was his first job, and it inspired him to pursue the goal of owning his own restaurant. He was athletic, and loved sports, especially baseball, but he chose to pursue cooking instead. However, at the young age of 17, Jorge was killed in an automobile accident. This scholarship fund was established in 2003 by his parents, Jorge Luis Sr. and Aida Luz Acevedo and his sister, Nicole Marie Acevedo, to honor his memory, and help other Reading High seniors pay for culinary school.