Jennifer Heuck

HUNTLEY, IL – Huntley High School is partnering with the Huntley 158 Education Foundation to raise awareness and funds in memory of the late Jennifer Heuck, a long-time educator and physical education department chair in Huntley 158 who lost her battle to breast cancer in the fall of 2021. Through fundraising efforts during the month of October, the Huntley 158 community will be working to raise money to benefit a scholarship in Jennifer Heuck’s name. The scholarship, which will be awarded by the Education Foundation, will go to a HHS student who has interest in the field of education.

On Friday, October 21, Huntley High School will be hosting a Friday Night Lights football game, dubbed as the annual ‘Pink Out’ game in honor of breast cancer awareness. Huntley High School’s varsity football team will be facing Crystal Lake South High School at 7:00 p.m. Heuck’s family will also be in attendance at the game. Her daughters, Hannah Blakey and Emma Heuck, are both graduates of Crystal Lake South High School in Community High School District 155. 

In order to honor the entire Heuck family, Huntley High School and Crystal Lake South High School are teaming up ahead of the game to raise awareness and honor the victims of breast cancer. In an effort to commemorate Heuck’s impact on Huntley High School since she began her teaching there in 1997, ‘Pink Out’ shirts have been designed in her honor and will be on sale to the entire Crystal Lake and Huntley area community ahead of the game. 

All students, parents and community members are invited to purchase a shirt and join in the celebration on October 21. Students and spectators who purchase a T-shirt ahead of time will receive free admission to the game at Huntley High School. All fans are encouraged to wear pink in support of breast cancer awareness and in celebration of Jennifer Heuck. 

“Mrs. Heuck’s impact on our student body and our staff at Huntley High School over the years was tremendous,” said Scott Rowe, superintendent of Huntley 158. “She was a source of strength and inspiration to so many, and I know she would be proud to see her memory celebrated through our students this way. We are forever grateful to the entire Heuck family for their continued contributions to our school community.”