Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Mikaela Sakach for appointment to the United States Naval Academy.  Mikaela, the daughter of Darryl Sakach and Linda McNally, is a senior at Cardinal Spellman 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.”

“Mikaela was highly recommended by her teachers and coaches at Cardinal Spellman. She is a remarkable young woman, and we are fortunate that young people like Mikaela 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, Mikaela Sakach 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 from the Ninth Congressional District for the U.S. Naval Academy. Mikaela stood out as a young woman of keen intelligence and strong character.  She is a wonderful reflection of her parents, Darryl and Linda. The Sakach family, the town of Stoughton and the entire state should be proud of Mikaela 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.