It’s a show that no one should miss. Huntington High School’s Key Club chapter is sponsoring its annual K-Factor talent show on Friday night in the auditorium. The acts slated to appear on stage are sure to entertain the crowd.
K-Factor began eight years ago to support Huntington Class of 2009 alum Kaila Harlan during her battle with leukemia. A Key Club member throughout high school, Mr. Harlan passed away that same August, but the show has continued annually in her honor.
Doors will open at 6 p.m. on Friday. The show starts promptly at 6:50 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door for $5. But bring plenty of extra money for the “amazing” raffles and the concession stand, which will be stocked with appealing items. Proceeds for the night are earmarked for the fight against pediatric cancer.
Key Club officers Nick Haupt, Molly Kessler, Hannah Avidor, Julia Segal, Livia D’Anna, Josie Fasolino, Julia Giles, Ryan Hoffmann, Nick Rowley and Emily Cheshire along with faculty advisors Gina Colica and Kelly Krycinski are working hard to ensure this year’s K-Factor is a success.
“This year’s show has special meaning to the Huntington High School family,” Ms. Avidor said. “Aimee Antorino, a current Huntington High School English teacher lost her daughter, Rachel to leukemia in August 2018. She was just 14 years old when this aggressive disease took her life. In Rachel’s memory, Ms. Antorino started the foundation, Rachel’s Dance for the Cure to help relieve the financial burden placed on families of pediatric cancer patients.”
All proceeds from Friday night’s show will be donated to Stony Brook Hospital’s children’s oncology unit. To learn more about Rachel’s Dane for the Cure visit www.rachelsdanceforthecure.org.
Rachel Antorino attended many past K-Factor events, even singing and dancing with show MC Michael Schwendemann. “Her laughter and zest for life will be commemorated on Friday night with amazing acts, including singing, dancing, comedy and the annual teacher dance,” Ms. Avidor said. “Come out to this year’s K-Factor and you’re sure to be entertained!”