The Key Club's K-Factor Talent Show is set for Saturday, May 16 at Huntington High School
The Key Club's K-Factor Talent Show is set for Saturday, May 16 at Huntington High School 

K-Factor Talent Show Auditions Set for April 12-13

March 17, 2023

The Key Club’s K-Factor Talent Show is set to rock the Huntington High School auditorium again this spring with shows on Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $10.

Key Club faculty advisors Kelly Kaiser and Gina Colica are hard at work with the organization’s officers and members to produce this year’s show.

The Huntington chapter’s executive board features Kate Balm (president), Charlotte Gordon (vice president), Brooke Parks (secretary), Haileigh Smith (treasurer), Victoria Befumo (publicist), Jack Ruthkowski (attendance) and Sophia Segal, who is the external executive assistant for the New York District Key Club.

A general interest meeting for those interested in performing at the show will be held on Wednesday, March 29 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 247 at the high school. Auditions are scheduled after school in the auditorium on April 12-13.

The 2023 edition marks the 12th annual K-Factor Talent Show, which draws its name from club alum Kaila Harlan, a member of Huntington’s Class of 2009. Proceeds from that first show were dedicated to supporting Ms. Harlan during her battle with leukemia. A Key Club member throughout high school, she passed away that same August, but the show has continued in her honor.

The show now raises money for Rachel’s Dance for the Cure, a foundation set up by current Huntington High School English teacher Aimee Antorino. Her daughter, Rachel passed away in 2018 after a brave battle with AML leukemia. All proceeds go to the foundation, which helps children currently battling cancer at Stony Brook Hospital.

Refreshments will be sold in the lobby the night of the show along with Rachel’s Dance for the Cure merchandise and candy bouquets for performers.

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 in the world,” according to the national organization’s website. It has approximately 251,000 members in more than 5,000 clubs and is represented in 40 countries.

Interested in helping Huntington’s Key Club achieve its goals? Send a message to Ms. Krycinski ( or Ms. Colica (