After an avid Hailee Steinfeld fan tragically passed in a go-carting accident, the singer performed an acoustic set for friends and family at the vigil on Wednesday (Feb. 28).
16-year-old Long Islander Leah Kuczinski was supposed to see Steinfeld in concert this summer, but couldn't go, so the "Let Me Go" singer decided to honor her during a vigil at her school, New Hyde Park Memorial High School in New York. Along with being a big music fan, Kuczinski was also a member of the cheerleading and field hockey team.
Before singing an acoustic version of her song "Starving," Steinfeld said she was happy to honor the sophomore: “Thank you guys all so much for asking me to come here and honor Leah,” she said. “You all had so many incredible things to say about her, I really would have loved to have met her."
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 19: Hailee Steinfeld arrives at the 2016 iHeart MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Sonia Recchia/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - JUNE 19: Hailee Steinfeld performs at the 2016 iHeartRADIO MuchMusic Video Awards at MuchMusic HQ on June 19, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 12: Singer Hailee Steinfeld performs onstage during LA Pride on June 12, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)
WANTAGH, NY - JUNE 11: Singer, Hailee Steinfeld performs during the BLI Summer Jam at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater on June 11, 2016 in Wantagh, New York. (Photo by Kevin Kane/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Hailee Steinfeld attends Swarovski #bebrilliant on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Model Karlie Kloss (L) and actress Hailee Steinfeld attend Swarovski #bebrilliant at The Weather Room at Top of the Rock on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Stewart/WireImage)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MAY 21: Hailee Steinfeld attends IHeartRadio Summer Pool Party 2016 at Fontainebleau Miami Beach on May 21, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Aaron Davidson/WireImage )
MIAMI BEACH, FL - MAY 21: Joe Jonas and Hailee Steinfeld perform on stage during 2016 iHeartRadio Summer Pool Party at Fountainbleau Miami Beach on May 21, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 18: Hailee Steinfeld attends the Yves Saint Laurent Beauty event at Gibson Brands Sunset on May 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
CARSON, CA - MAY 14: Singer Joe Jonas of DNCE and actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld perform at 102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2016 at StubHub Center on May 14, 2016 in Carson, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Hailee Steinfeld arrives for the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: Hailee Steinfeld attends the 'Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology' Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum on May 02, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Venturelli/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 30: Actress/singer Hailee Steinfeld attends the 2016 Radio Disney Music Awards at the Microsoft Theater on April 30, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.(Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 29: Hailee Steinfeld attends the first annual 'Girls To The Front' event benefiting Girls Rock Camp Foundation at Chateau Marmont on April 29, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 22: Hailee Steinfeld attends harper x Harper's BAZAAR May Issue Event Hosted By Hailee Steinfeld And Laura Brown at Sunset Tower Hotel on April 22, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Harper's Bazaar)