Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently nominated Jonathan Carrera for appointment to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Merchant Marine Academy. Jonathan, the son of Eric and Donna Carrera, is a senior at Milton High School.
“Jonathan was highly recommended by his teachers and coaches at Milton High School. He is a remarkable young man, and we are fortunate that young people like Jonathan are willing to serve our nation,” said Congressman Lynch.
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, Jonathan was selected as someone whose scholastic record and community contributions elevated him to the top of a list of well-qualified candidates.
Lynch said, “There were many impressive candidates this year for both the U.S. Naval Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Jonathan stood out as a young man of keen intelligence and strong character. He is a wonderful reflection of his parents, Eric and Donna. The Carrera family, Milton and the entire state should be proud of Jonathan in this achievement.”
As part of his annual Congressional responsibilities, 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.”
Students interested in attending one of the United States Service Academies should contact Mr. Robert Fowkes in Lynch’s Boston office at 617-428-2000.