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Congratulations to Eve Weatherhead and Sidhi Dhanda, winners of the 2024 HCAM Broadcasting & Communications Scholarships

By Tom Nappi, News Director
HCAM Scholarship Winners 2024

Congratulations to Eve Weatherhead and Sidhi Dhanda who were both recipients of an HCAM Broadcasting and Communications Scholarship for 2024. Eve will be attending the Park School of Communications at Ithaca College and study Television & Digital Media Productions. Sidhi will be attending Harvard University and study Government and Economics.

Eve Weatherhead:

Eve was a National Honor Society member during her Sophomore, Junior and Senior years at Hopkinton High School. Eve also competed with the Hopkinton Hillers Swimming & Dive team and won the Tri-Valley League MVP for Diver of the Year for the 2023-2024 season and was chosen to represent Hopkinton High School as a student-athlete leader for the mental health awareness summit at the MIAA (Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association). Eve was also awarded for excellence in photography and was chosen during her Senior year as an Honors Art Exhibition Honoree and had her work published in an award-winning magazine during her Junior Year.

Eve gained an interest in television production when she entered the 6th grade and participated in the Hopkinton Middle School TV Production Club. During her time with the HMS TV Production Club, Eve became passionate about operating the camera’s and equipment and became an HMS-TV star in-front of the camera as student’s looked forward to Eve anchoring the school newscast which broadcasts to the entire school on Friday mornings. Although Eve was a bit nervous to be the anchor at first, she put her fear aside and ended up embracing the complimentary and fun feedback from her classmates. In addition to TV club, Eve also helped produce many programs on HCAM including filming a lot of live Hiller Sports games, directing episodes of the game show Bragging Rights, and other programs. Eve hopes to one day work in television as a Producer or Director. We thank Eve for her many great contributions to HCAM throughout the last several years and wish her the best of luck at Ithaca and wish her well with achieving her goals and dreams!

Sidhi Dhanda:

Sidhi graduated Hopkinton HS with a GPA of 4.92 and was the recipient of several prestigious awards during her High School years. Some of Sidhi’s many honors & awards include; Gold, Silver and Honorable mention in Massachusetts scholastics during her Junior & Senior years and multiple Hopkinton High School awards for achievements in Science, Business Technology and Engineering. Sidhi also received medals for her accomplishments with the High School Jazz Band during her Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. While at Hopkinton High School, Sidhi also studied and completed several additional courses including a Typography course and another course in Graphic Design at the California Institute of the Arts. Sidhi also received a perfect score for an Engineering Course by Vanderbilt University and has already completed a Harvard University introductory course to Computer Science.

Sidhi has expansive and invaluable experience stretching across many different fields and hopes to one day become a National Political Journalist. Sidhi acquired a wide array of experience in journalism during her High School years serving as an intern and contributor for multiple local media companies in addition to completing a Journalist camp. Sidhi took on the responsibility of organizing the School Newspaper, serving as Editor-in-Chief of “HHS Press” since the fall of 2022. Since the summer of 2021, Sidhi worked with the local news organization, “Hopkinton Independent” writing stories about local events and people. In the summer of 2023, Sidhi reached out to the HCAM team for further experience in television and completed a journalism internship. While at HCAM, Sidhi contributed to the weekly newscast and created a new regular program called “Out on the Town '' featuring interviews with Town Government employees and people in the Hopkinton community. Sidhi also hosted HCAM’s game-show “Bragging Rights”. We thank Sidhi for her many great contributions to HCAM and wish her the best of luck at Harvard and wish her well with achieving her goals and dreams!