Huntington High School’s Key Club chapter has long been recognized as one of New York State’s best. It has also strived to make a difference in the community and the world.
Charlotte Cheshire serves as president of Huntington’s Key Club. The executive board includes Morgan Colleluori (vice president), Alexis Kaloudis (treasurer), Sarah Berry (secretary), Victoria Befumo (publicist) and Ainsley Proctor (attendance officer).
Huntington Key Club President Charlotte Cheshire.
“This year, we plan to resume in-person meetings and participate in our annual events such as the upcoming bonfire, Target tour, K-Factor talent show, toy drives and more,” Ms. Cheshire said. “We’re all very excited to get back into our service projects and regular meetings.”
The club’s 16 administrative assistants include Alyson Baker, Haileigh Smith, Katherine Bruno, Brooke Parks, Charlotte Gordon, Grace Colavecchio, Kate Balm, Daniela Luca, Cassidy Casabona, Sophia Kaloudis, Olivia Polinsky, Allison Neber, Madeleine Gabriel, Christina Drummings, Caitlin Murtagh and Sophia Toscano. English teachers Kelly Krycinski and Gina Colica are the faculty advisors.
A member of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club chapters exist in thousands of high schools across the country. Huntington’s chapter was established decades ago and has thrived over the years.
“Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students,” according to its international website. “It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.”
Key Club has approximately 251,000 members in more than 5,000 clubs. It is represented in 40 countries.
The Huntington club officers have been working on several initiatives for the year even before holding a general interest meeting.
“Prior to officially beginning our year, the officers and administrative assistants urged the high school to ‘Go Gold’ for pediatric cancer awareness month,” Ms. Kaloudis said. “We handed out yellow and gold ribbons and encouraged everyone to wear them as well as ‘gold’ clothing for the past two Fridays. We had an interest meeting in the cafeteria yesterday. A lot of new and veteran members attended. We are also going to have a table at the bonfire next Thursday night and we’d love for everyone to stop by!”
Each member has their own personal reasons for joining Key Club and working to make the organization’s initiatives successful. The organization has a very long and successful history at Huntington High School dating back decades and it’s as strong today as it has ever been.