Congressman Lynch Nominates Benjamin Meltzer of West Bridgewater for Appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy

Mar 11, 2014

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Benjamin Meltzer for appointment to the United States Naval Academy. Benjamin, the son of Barry and Mary-Ellen Meltzer, is a senior at West Bridgewater Junior-Senior 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.”

“Benjamin was highly recommended by his teachers and coaches at West Bridgewater Junior-Senior High School.  He is a remarkable young man, and we are fortunate that young people like Benjamin 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, Benjamin 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 for the U.S. Naval Academy. Benjamin stood out as a young man of keen intelligence and strong character.  He is a wonderful reflection of his parents, Barry and Mary-Ellen. The Meltzer family, West Bridgewater and the entire state should be proud of Benjamin 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.