Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Jules Murphy for appointment to the United States Merchant Marine Academy.  Jules, the son of Kevin and Laura, is a senior at Xaverian Brothers High School.

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.”

“Jules was highly recommended by his teachers and coaches at Xaverian.  He is a remarkable young man, and we are fortunate that young people like Jules 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, Jules Murphy 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.  Jules stood out as a young man of keen intelligence and strong character.  He is a wonderful reflection of his parents Kevin and Laura. The Murphy family, the town of Easton and the entire state should be proud of Jules in this achievement.”