Congressman Lynch Nominates Mary Eileen Sullivan Of West Roxbury For Appointment To U.S. Naval Academy

Mar 13, 2006

Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Mary Eileen Sullivan of Bogandale Road in West Roxbury for an appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.  Mary Eileen, the daughter of Jeremiah and Mary Hogan Sullivan, is a senior at Ursuline Academy and captain of the varsity swim team.

As part of his annual Congressional responsibilities, Congressman Lynch 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.”

"Mary Eileen was highly recommended by her teachers and coaches at Ursuline Academy.  She is a remarkable young woman, and we are fortunate that young people like Mary Eileen 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 her letters of recommendation.  After an extensive review process and a personal interview, Mary Eileen was selected as someone whose scholastic record and community service 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 Naval Academy.  Mary Eileen stood out as a young woman of keen intelligence and strong character.  She is a wonderful reflection of her parents, Jeremiah and Mary Hogan Sullivan, and her grandparents Supt. and Mrs. Jeremiah Sullivan and the Honorable and Mrs. William Hogan, Jr.  The Sullivan family, the town of West Roxbury, and the entire state should be proud of Mary Eileen 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.