Martinellis Little Italy
Student Of the Week

Ryan Stuart

Mr. Stuart teaches Business/Computers. He’s taught a total of 12 years; 8 at South High, and 4 at South Middle School. He felt teaching has always been a natural fit. His parents worked in public education so he’s been around public school all of his life. Mr. Stuart enjoys how each day has a routine but it’s unique at the same time. He likes having a set routine but teaching is a profession that never becomes monotonous. He wishes to tell the community a quote from Martin Luther, “When schools flourish, all flourishes.”


Sydney Kossow

Syndey is in the 10th grade; the daughter of Dana and Bill Kossow. She’s active at school with Tennis, Soccer, FCM, Journalism, Vets, and StuCo. Sydney participates in the community by being involved with her church youth group. She enjoys Math class and Mrs. Cullins is her favorite teacher. At this time Sydney is undecided on which college to attend. She has a sister named Sadie and a brother named Kamen.


Bailey Waters

Bailey is in the 11th Grade; the daughter of Jeff and Karla Waters. She participates at school with Math Relays, Science Olympiad, BPA, Softball, is the Color Guard Captain, and Lab Chicks. In the community she’s active with Salina Junior Leadership, Volunteer Connection, and is the Youth Leader at Trinity United Methodist Church. Her favorite part of school is being on Color Guard with the Marching Cougars and being led by Coach Lori Harner. Bailey plans to attend Kansas State University and majoring in Engineering because she states, “I bleed purple.” She loves her family- mom, dad and older sister, Brooke.


Mallorie Collazo

Mallorie is in the 6th grade; the daughter of Alex and Tanya Collazo. She participates in SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions). In the community Mallorie is active by attending Sacred Heart Cathedral. Her favorite subject is Social Studies because she enjoys learning about different social aspects of other countries. At this time she’s undecided on which college to attend after graduating from High School. Mallorie’s hobbies include fast pitch softball, Juniors Volleyball, and roller skating.


Annie Hayes

Annie is in the 8th Grade with a 4.0 GPA. She’s the daughter of Jeff and Cathy Hayes. In school she’s active being the Student Council President, playing basketball, running track and cross country. She’s a member of FPC Youth Group and she attended a leadership conference in 2013. Annie’s favorite class is math because she’s good at it and it is fun. Her favorite teacher is Mrs. Fritz, but she loves all of her teachers. She hopes to get a scholarship but she’s unsure what college to attend at this time. Annie has a twin brother named Will, a dog named Gunther, and a cat named Emily. She loves to read, draw, and write.