Hoosier STAR 2020 is an extraordinary year in which we will be unable to award the Joe Mellen Award due to the new protocol and social distancing. The Award is based on the observance of the Youth Finalists interacting and one Youth Finalist is chosen that emulates the character of the award.
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm Central
Hoosier STAR Master of Ceremonies
Joe Mellen: 2006 – 2010
Joe Mellen was much more than “The Voice of Hoosier STAR” as he brought life and energy to the stage. He was on the ground floor of this event working diligently year-round on the committee. As a community leader, volunteer firefighter and a good friend to everyone he met, Joe possessed a positive attitude, enthusiasm, dedication, encouragement, congeniality, a sense of humor, an appreciation for the arts and an industrious work ethic. In his honor the Joe Mellen Award is presented to the Youth Finalist who exemplifies the STAR qualities that Joe radiated on and off stage.
Winner of the 2019 Rising Star Award:
Rising Star 2019 Winner Raul Palma
Winner of the 2018 Rising Star Award:
Rising Star 2017 Winner Jarynn Sampson (left) with Rising Star 2018 Winner Maggie Cornett (right).
Winner of the 2017 Rising Star Award:
Rising Star 2017 Winner Jarynn Sampson
Winner of the 2016 Rising Star Award:
Rising Star 2016 Winner Peter Fulton
Winner of the 2014 Rising Star Award:
Rising Star 2014 Winner Madison Michael
Winner of the 2013 Rising Star Award:
Rising Star 2013 Winner Shania Povlock
Winner of the 2012 Rising Star Award:
Rising Star 2012 Winner Shania Dozier
Winner of the 2011 Rising Star Award:
Rising Star 2011 Winner Lena Tirotta