It is one of the oldest continuously operating organizations at Huntington High School and the building’s Key Club chapter continues to thrive with dynamic leadership and energetic members.
Key Club membership has always been a great way for students to earn community service hours while simultaneously making an indelible impact on local families and children.
The Huntington Key Club chapter is well known throughout the school district and community. This year’s group is completely united in its desire to make the world a better place.
“Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students in the world,” according to the national organization’s website. “It has more than 270,000 members in over 5,000 clubs in 38 countries.” Key Club is a branch of Kiwanis International.
Huntington’s Key Club chapter boasts 160 members this year. They attend weekly Thursday meetings in the School Heritage Museum. English teachers Kelly Krycinski and Gina Colica are the group’s energetic faculty advisors.
The club is led by President Nicholas Haupt, Vice President Molly Kessler, secretaries Julia Segal and Livia D’Anna, Treasurer Hannah Avidor, publicists Julia Giles and Josie Fasolino, attendance officer Ryan Hoffmann and administrative assistants Alexa Rind, Diya Rai-Gersappe, Emily Cheshire, Ethan McGuinness, Julie Rogel, Kate Sheran, Katie Bonilla, Rebecca Hoffmann and Nick Rowley.
Four months into the 2018/19 school year, the Key Club has already been involved a variety of projects and is busy planning for an important future one.
The group has a conducted a toy drive to benefit the Family Service League’s holiday gift-giving endeavors for financial struggling families, assisted Maggie’s Mission, which helps pay bills for cancer patients and funds cancer research, held Happy Hula Days competitions to raise money for Maggie’s Mission and begun preparations for the K-Factor talent show set for March 1 in the high school auditorium.
“Everything is going incredibly well,” Ms. Kessler said. “Our new members are truly engaged in the club and want to make a difference in the community. We have a great team of officers and advisors who are working together beautifully, making the club even better this year.”
Each member has their own particular reasons for joining Key Club and working to make the organization’s initiatives successful. The chapter has a very long and distinguished history at Huntington High School dating back decades and it remains as strong today as it has ever been.