Mark Mattick Mental Attitude Endowment Fund
Mark was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 15 and died eight years later in 1990. He was president of the band during his senior year at Mt. Vernon High School. Former band director Mr. Tom Stadler established this award in Mark’s honor in 1991, and Mark’s parents later endowed funds at the Hancock County Community Foundation. This award is given each year to a senior band member at MVHS. This is not an outstanding musician award, but rather is based on the following: By their living, displays a spirit of being friendly, kind, sincere, trustworthy, unselfish, courageous, and truthful in their association with others.