Mar 052014
 

Three Groton residents, Andrew Sinnery, Bennet Marston, and John Francois, are among 19 students nominated by Third District Congresswoman Niki Tsongas as candidates for admission to the U.S. Service Academies this year. Each student was nominated following an evaluation of their academic records, extracurricular activities, and in-person interviews with Congresswoman Tsongas’ independent Academies Nomination Committee. Prospective students must also meet strict academic qualifications.






Tsongas nominated Sinnery to United States Military Academy at West Point, Marston to the United States Naval Academy, and Francois to the United States Air Force Academy. The appointees were honored at a reception hosted by Tsongas and Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliot at Lowell City Hall on March 1.

Once the Congresswoman’s nominations are forwarded to the schools, each student is evaluated on their academic and extra-curricular record, leadership skills, physical stamina and other requirements. Appointments for entrance are offered by the academies as the students are evaluated.

“Each year I have the privilege of nominating a select group of young men and women from the Third Congressional District to our nation’s service academies,” Tsongas said.  “These nominees stood out because of their exemplary academic records, as well as their outstanding achievements in athletics and extracurricular activities. They have each exhibited a strong desire to serve their communities and their country, which make them excellent representatives of the Third District and its proud military tradition. This reception was an opportunity to commend these remarkable young men and women for their hard work.”

Third District Service Academy Nominees for 2014

ACADEMY HOMETOWN HIGH SCHOOL
US MILITARY ACADEMY

1

Henri-Alexander Noel Lancaster Worcester Academy

2

Daniel Curran Chelmsford Lowell Catholic

3

Joshua Gelberger Stow Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School

4

Jacob Lamarre Dunstable Madar International School

5

Kayden Nasworthy Ayer Francis W. Parker Charter School

6

Andrew Sinnery Groton Groton-Dunstable Regional HS

7

Jonathan Swidrak Dracut Holderness School

8

Michael Swidrak Dracut Holderness School
US NAVAL ACADEMY

1

Elizabeth Bruttomesso Concord Concord Carlisle HS

2

Jameson Flynn Marlborough Marlborough HS

3

Nalani Gallaher Fitchburg Reservoir HS (MD)

4

Bennet Marston Groton Boston College HS

5

Stephen Oram Marlborough Marlborough HS

6

Philip Pastrone Lunenburg Trivium School
US AIR FORCE ACADEMY

1

Eamon Callahan Andover Andover HS

2

John Francois Groton Homeschool

3

Andrew Keir Lunenburg Lunenburg HS

4

Kasey Martin Dracut Dracut HS

5

Logan Nadeau Lowell Lowell High