Congressman Lynch Nominates Local Students For Appointments To United States Service Academies

Mar 13, 2007

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated the following local students for appointments to United States Service Academies:

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Candidate                   Parents                                   Hometown         School

Erik Akerblom             William & Diane Akerblom       Brockton             Brockton HS

Christopher Coombs    Philip & Alfrida Coombs          West Roxbury      Boston Latin School

Michael Costin             Dennis & Judeth Costin            South Boston       Boston Collegiate

   Charter School

Joseph Gallo                 Robert & Barbara Gallo           Norwood            Norwood HS

Andrew Maxwell          Steve & Helen Maxwell            Needham            St. Sebastian’s School

Michael Shea                Joseph & Geraldine Shea          Medfield             Medfield HS

Ryan Tompkins             Ronald & Denise Tompkins      Boston                Boston Latin School

U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY AT ANNAPOLIS:

Candidate                   Parents                                   Hometown            School

Patrick Ahern               Brian & Beth Ahern                  Westwood             Westwood HS

Joseph Carroll              Daniel & Maureen Carroll         Norwood               Norwood HS

Christopher Coombs    Philip & Alfrida Coombs           West Roxbury        Boston Latin School

Michael Costin             Dennis & Judeth Costin            South Boston          Boston Collegiate

                                                                                                                  Charter School

Michael Mearn            Kevin & Donna Mearn              Milton                    Boston College HS,

      College of the Holy Cross

William Moccia            James & Maureen Moccia        Hyde Park              Boston Latin Academy

Colcord Moore            Dr. Francis & Carla Moore      Medfield                 Catholic Memorial HS,

      Salisbury School

Matthew Norton           Janet Norton                            South Boston          O’Bryant HS

Ari Polivy                     Leonard & Catherine Polivy      Canton                   Blue Hills Regional

                                                                                                                  Technical School

Michael Shea                Joseph & Geraldine Shea          Medfield                Medfield HS

Devon Stewart             Clairemarie Rodgers-Stewart   West Bridgewater    Boston College HS

Jessica Sproule             George & Judith Sproule          East Bridgewater    East Bridgewater HS

Ryan Tompkins            Ronald & Denise Tompkins      Boston                    Boston Latin School

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY AT COLORADO SPRINGS:

Candidate                   Parents                                   Hometown            School

Patrick Ahern               Brian & Beth Ahern                 Westwood             Westwood HS

Paul Crosby                 Kenneth & Janet Crosby          Bridgewater           Coyle Cassidy HS

Christopher Leung        Wendy & Krun Ping Leung      Randolph               Randolph HS,

     Boston University

Samuel Major               Steven & Trudence Major       Medfield               Medfield HS

David Quach                Bill Quach,                               Canton                  Canton HS

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As part of his Congressional responsibilities, Congressman Lynch annually nominates exemplary candidates to the 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.”

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.

Congressman Lynch said, "There were many impressive candidates this year from the Ninth Congressional District.  These students stood out as young men and women of keen intelligence and strong character.  They are wonderful reflections of their parents.  Their families, their hometowns, and the entire state should be proud of them 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.

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