Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Brendon Joseph Mills of Frontier Drive in Walpole for an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.  Brendon, the son of Eileen and Walter Mills, Jr., is a senior at The Noble and Greenough School and president of the debate club.

As part of his annual Congressional responsibilities, Congressman Lynch nominates exemplary candidates to the armed services academies.  "Since September 11, 2001, the quality of applicants has steadily improved every year, and this year the decision was especially tough.  These candidates are the best of the best, and I am proud of their desire to serve our country.”

"Brendon was highly recommended by his teachers and coaches at Noble and Greenough.  He is a remarkable young man, and we are fortunate that young people like Brendon are willing to serve our nation,” said Congressman Lynch.

Congressman Lynch and his Congressional Liaison for Military Affairs, Bob Fowkes, examined each candidate’s record of academic, athletic, and service achievements, as well as their letters of recommendation.  After an extensive review process and a personal interview, Brendon Mills was selected as someone whose scholastic record and community contributions elevated him to the top of a list of well-qualified candidates.

Congressman Lynch said, "There were many impressive candidates this year from the Ninth Congressional District for the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.  Brendon stood out as a young man of keen intelligence and strong character.  He is a wonderful reflection of his parents, Eileen and Walter Mills, Jr., as well as his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Mills, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Tosney, Jr.  The Mills family, the town of Walpole, and the entire state should be proud of Brendon in this achievement.”

Students interested in attending one of the United States Service Academies should contact Mr. Robert Fowkes in Congressman Lynch’s Boston office at 617-428-2000.