Congressman Lynch Nominates John Sweeney of Bridgewater for Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Boston) recently announced the nomination of John Sweeney of Bridgewater for appointment to the United States Military Academy. John, the son of Peter and Christine Sweeney, is a senior at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School.
As part of his congressional duties, Congressman Lynch nominates exemplary candidates to the United States service academies each year. “These men and women are the best of the best and I am proud of their desire to serve our great nation. The academies graduate leaders who will guide our country into the future and the young people who attend the academies are entrusted with the greatest responsibility – to serve and protect the United States of America,” said Congressman Lynch.
“John was highly recommended by his teachers at Bridgewater-Raynham Regional High School. He is a remarkable young man and we are fortunate that young people like John are committed to serving our nation,” said Congressman Lynch.
Congressman Lynch and his congressional liaison to the United States Service Academies, Bob Fowkes, examined each candidate’s record of academic, athletic, and service achievements in addition to evaluating letters of recommendation. After an extensive review process and a personal interview, John was selected as someone whose scholastic record and community contributions elevated him to the top of a list of well-qualified candidates.
Congressman Lynch added, “There were many impressive candidates this year for the United States Military Academy. John stood out as a young man of keen intelligence and strong character. He is a wonderful reflection of his parents, Peter and Christine. The Sweeney family, the town of Bridgewater, and the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts should be proud of John in this achievement.”
Students interested in attending one of the United States Service Academies should contact Bob Fowkes in Congressman Lynch’s Boston office at (617) 428-2000.