Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Henry John Rodrigues III of Russ Street in Randolph for an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.  Henry, the son of Henry J. Rodrigues II and Martha Timke, is a senior at Randolph High School and captain of the varsity soccer team.

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.”

"Henry was highly recommended by his teachers and coaches in Randolph.  He is a remarkable young man, and we are fortunate that young people like Henry 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, Henry Rodrigues 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.  Henry stood out as a young man of keen intelligence and strong character.  He is a wonderful reflection of his parents, Henry Rodrigues II and Martha Timke, as well as his grandparents, Henry and Louise Rodrigues and Robert and Ruth Timke.  The Rodrigues and Timke families, the town of Randolph, and the entire state should be proud of Henry 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.