Each year, as part of his Congressional responsibilities, Congressman Lynch is asked to present one or two exemplary candidates from the 9th Congressional District for admission to the
"Emily came highly regarded by the Navy and by her professors and coaches at
Congressman Lynch and his Congressional Liaison for Military Affairs, Bob Fowkes, examined each candidate's academic record, athletic achievements, extra-curricular activities and letters of recommendation. After the extensive review process, Emily Burke was selected as someone whose character and love of her country put her at the top of an impressive group of candidates.
Congressman Lynch said, "This was a very competitive process because of the large number of outstanding candidates from our district. Emily is a wonderful reflection of her parents, Thomas and Mary Ellen Burke. I know that she will make an extraordinary addition to the United States Armed Forces. The Burke family, as well as the town of
Congressman Lynch encourages all high school juniors interested in attending one of the United States Service Academies to contact Mr. Robert Fowkes in his Boston Office at (617) 428-2000.