Gina U. Cuozzo Star, February 2020

My name is Gina, and I am 12 years old. I love to play soccer and basketball. I also love to surf. I have three younger sisters. I am in the 8th grade, and I go to Antrim School in Point Plesant Beach. I also love going to the beach and hanging out with friends. I am also in the National Junior Honor Society.

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite School Subject: Science
Favorite Movie: Kicking and Screaming
Favorite TV Show: Worst Cooks in America
Favorite Song/Group: My Church by Maren Moris
Hobbies: Playing soccer, surfing, playing basketball, cooking/baking

Gianna D. Cuozzo Star, January 2020

Favorite Color: Mint Green
Favorite Food: Steak
Favorite School Subject: Reading
Favorite Movie: The Greatest Showman
Favorite TV Show: Fuller House
Favorite Song/Group: Never Really Over by Katy Perry
Hobbies: Softball, Dance

Riley C. Cuozzo Star, December 2019

Riley is in the 6th grade at Wall Intermediate School. He loves to play soccer, and plays on the travel team for the Point Pleasant Soccer Club, but also enjoys playing basketball and lacrosse. In his spare time, you can catch him skateboarding, surfing, and playing “Forza” and “Fifa” on his Xbox with his friends and family, who have nicknamed him “Cook.” Riley also loves to try new foods, and one of his favorite dishes is the grilled octopus salad at Porta in Asbury Park! Riley says that he really likes going to school and learning new things, but he really can’t wait for next summer!

Favorite Color: Orange
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite School Subject: Social Studies
Favorite Movie: The Waterboy
Favorite TV Show: The Simpsons
Favorite Song/Group: Green Day
Hobbies: Surfing, Skateboarding, Biking & Playing video games

Nicholas D. Cuozzo Star, November 2019

Nick is a 10-year-old 5th grader at St. Catharine School, and he is quite the athlete! Not only does he play recreational basketball for Howell Township, but he also plays on a 10u travel baseball team called “Howell Fury.” A fun fact about Nick is that he has a twin sister, Gianna! Aside from playing sports, he likes to play video games and hang out with his dog, Mara. Nick is very excited to be a Cuozzo Star!

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite School Subject: Language Arts
Favorite Movie: Black Panther
Favorite TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Song/Group: Imagine Dragons
Hobbies: Baseball & Basketball

Ryan M. Cuozzo Star, October 2019

Ryan is an 11-year-old student at Thompson Middle School, in Lincroft, NJ. An interesting fact about Ryan is that he has lived in Lincroft since he was born! In addition to being a Cuozzo Star, Ryan is becoming a star singer as a part of a special choral group at his school called “In Treble.” Plus, he has been playing tennis for 3 years now, and is really enjoying it. Aside from participating in school activities, Ryan also likes to swim and hang out with his friends!

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite School Subject: Social Studies
Favorite Movie: Jumanji 2
Favorite TV Show: Big Brother
Favorite Song/Group: “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth
Hobbies: Singing, Tennis & Swimming

Rebecca S. Cuozzo Co-Star, September 2019

Rebecca, known as “Becca” for short, is an active 8-year-old at H.W. Mountz Elementary School in Spring Lake, NJ. She was born in London, UK and moved with her family to New Jersey when she was 4 years old (along with her brother, William, who is also a Cuozzo Star!). Rebecca is also bilingual; she is fluent in both English and Swedish! Rebecca is described by those close to her as being very sporty and outgoing, so it makes sense that one of her favorite hobbies is doing flips on the trampoline in the backyard! When Rebecca grows up, she is planning on becoming an artist.

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Pytt i panna (a Swedish meal)
Favorite School Subject: Reading and Gym
Favorite Movie: The Greatest Showman
Favorite TV Show: Fuller House
Favorite Song/Group: “Girl on Fire” by Alicia Keys
Hobbies: Gymnastics, Dance, Theatre, Golf, Softball, Skiing & Swimming

William S. Cuozzo Co-Star, September 2019

William is 10 years old and attends the 5th grade at H.W. Mountz Elementary School in Spring Lake. He was born in London, UK, and moved with his family to New Jersey at the age of 6 (along with his sister, Rebecca, who is also a Cuozzo Star!). He enjoys outdoor activities like fishing and camping, but his favorite thing to do is to spend time in Sweden on his “Morfar’s” boat (Morfar means grandfather in Swedish). When William grows up, he would like to be a rescue diver!

Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Food: Swedish Pancakes
Favorite School Subject: Gym & Science
Favorite Movie: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Favorite TV Show: Animal Planet
Favorite Song/Group: The Beatles
Hobbies: Flag Football, Baseball, Golf, Karate, Skiing & Swimming

Brianna Y. Cuozzo Star, August 2019

Bri is a 10-year-old 4th grader. Brianna has one sister and one brother, 2 cats and a dog. Brianna loves gymnastics. She excels at reading, writing, math, and science.

Favorite color: Blue
Favorite food: Sushi
Favorite school subject: math science, gym.
Favorite movie: The Greatest Showman
Favorite TV Show : Sponge Bob Squarepants And Teen Titans Go
Favorite song: Whatever It Takes By Imagine Dragons
Hobbies: Gymnastics, Swimming, Reading And Writing

Lilakoi G. Cuozzo Star, July 2019

Lilakoi is a 6th grader and an avid dancer. She studies dance at Kelly’s Dance Loft, where she trains in many styles of dance, including Contemporary, which is her favorite style. In addition to her dance education, Lilakoi is proud to be an inaugural member of the Axelrod Contemporary Ballet Theater in Deal, NJ. She also rides horses, and has done very well in showing competitively. Aside from dance and riding, she is very passionate about animals, cares greatly for the environment, and is a vegetarian. Lilakoi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as her many pets; a pony, a turtle, a hamster and several cats! In the future, she hopes to attend the Julliard School to continue her education in dance, and hopes that her wishes for peace and love for all creatures become reality.

Favorite Color: Light Blue
Favorite Food: Lasagna
Favorite School Subject: Math
Favorite Movie: Harry Potter
Favorite TV Show: Adventure Time
Favorite Song/Group: Maroon 5
Hobbies: Dancing, Horseback Riding, Ice Skating, Art, Playing with her siblings and all of her pets

Mary H. Cuozzo Star, June 2019

Mary H. “Mare”

Mary is a 13-year-old who lives in Avon By-The-Sea, NJ, where she has lived for her entire life. She attends Avon Elementary School, where she is currently in the 8th grade. She loves sports, especially soccer, and plays on both her school’s soccer team and the “Neptune Mystics” travel soccer team. When she is not playing sports, she can be found surfing and hanging out with her friends, who call her “Mare”. If you asked Mary’s friends and family to describe her, they would tell you that she is a very kind and intelligent young lady! Mary is also very interested in fashion, and aspires to one day turn her interest into a career as a professional stylist!

Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Food: French Fries
Favorite School Subject: Math
Favorite Movie: White Chicks
Favorite TV Show: Impractical Jokers
Favorite Song/Group: Panic! At The Disco
Hobbies: Surfing, Basketball, Soccer

Jalissa J. Cuozzo Star, May 2019

Jalissa is an 11-year-old sixth grader at Vetter School in Eatontown. She is very involved with school athletics, and is extremely excited to be a starting player on the Junior High Girls’ soccer team this season! She also enjoys competitive running, playing the drums in the school band, and being an active member of her church’s Youth Group. In her free time, she loves to do crafts and hang out with her friends.

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Nachos
Favorite School Subject: English/Language Arts
Favorite Movie: Annie (2014)
Favorite TV Show: Reboot: The Guardian Code
Favorite Song/Group: “You Say” by Lauren Daigle
Hobbies: Soccer, Running, Crafts, Hanging out with friends

Victoria L. Cuozzo Star, April 2019

Victoria is a 15-year-old Sophomore at Woodbridge High School. She was born and raised in New Jersey, and is the only girl in family of 6 children (yes, you read that right, she has five brothers!). In addition to her studies, she is also a part of her high school’s spirit cheer team. Aside from cheer, Victoria also spends a lot of time dancing and practicing for her upcoming performances and competitions. After she graduates, Victoria would love to pursue a career in Neuroscience, and maybe even open up her own performing arts school one day!

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Chicken
Favorite School Subject: Science
Favorite Movie: 10 Things I Hate About You
Favorite TV Show: The Carrie Diaries
Favorite Song/Group: Loves all alternative music
Hobbies: Dance, Singing, Hanging out with friends

Michael G. Cuozzo Star, March 2019

Mike is 13 years old, and attends Saint James Elementary school in Red Bank. He is a true athlete, and can be found playing basketball and baseball, as well as running both track and cross country. He certainly loves to be active, but aside from sports, his favorite things to do include watching Netflix, going to the beach, and hanging out with friends around Red Bank. Mike is also an active member of two different Youth groups; one at Saint James Church and another at the United Methodist Church of Red Bank, both of which he enjoys being a part of. Mike would like to close by saying, “This is me!”

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Cheddar & Broccoli Soup
Favorite School Subject: Science
Favorite Movie: Avengers: Infinity War
Favorite TV Show: Parks and Recreation
Favorite Song/Group: “Give Me Everything” by Pitbull
Hobbies: Running, Youth Group