Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Alicia Phillips for appointment to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Military Academy. Alicia, the daughter of Warren and Maria Phillips, is a senior at Fontbonne Academy.

As part of his annual Congressional responsibilities, Congressman Lynch nominates exemplary candidates to the service academies. “Since September 11, 2001, the quality of applicants has steadily improved every year, and this year was no exception. These candidates are the best of the best, and I am proud of their desire to serve our country.”

“Alicia was highly recommended by her teachers and coaches at Fontbonne Academy. She is a remarkable young woman, and we are fortunate that young people like Alicia 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 letters of recommendation. After an extensive review process and a personal interview, Alicia Phillips was selected as someone whose scholastic record and community contributions elevated her 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 and the U.S. Military Academy. Alicia stood out as a young woman of keen intelligence and strong character. She is a wonderful reflection of her parents, Warren and Maria. The Phillips family, the town of Holbrook, and the entire state should be proud of Alicia 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.