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.
Rising Star 2019 Winner Raul Palma
Rising Star 2017 Winner Jarynn Sampson (left) with Rising Star 2018 Winner Maggie Cornett (right).
Rising Star 2017 Winner Jarynn Sampson