Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Madison Devine of Walpole for appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Madison, the daughter of James Devine and Marie Elena Levoy-Devine, 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.”

“Madison 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 Madison are willing to serve our nation,” said Congressman Lynch.

Congressman Lynch and his Congressional Liaison to the U.S. Service Academies, 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, Madison 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 for the United States Naval Academy.  Madison stood out as a young woman of keen intelligence and strong character.  She is a wonderful reflection of her parents, James and Marie Elena. The Devine family, Walpole and the entire state should be proud of Madison 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.