Congressman Stephen F. Lynch recently announced that he has nominated Canton resident Ryan McClellan for appointment to the United States Naval Academy.
Ryan, son of Robert and Stephanie McClellan, is a senior at Xaverian Brothers High School.
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,” Lynch said in a press release. “These candidates are the best of the best, and I am proud of their desire to serve our country.
“Ryan was highly recommended by his teachers and coaches at Xaverian Brothers High School. He is a remarkable young man, and we are fortunate that young people like Ryan are willing to serve our nation.”
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, Ryan was selected as someone whose scholastic record and community contributions elevated him to the top of a list of well-qualified candidates.
“There were many impressive candidates this year for the U.S. Naval Academy,” Lynch said. “Ryan stood out as a young man of keen intelligence and strong character. He is a wonderful reflection of his parents, Robert and Stephanie. The McClellan family, the town of Canton and the entire state should be proud of Ryan in this achievement.”
Students interested in attending one of the United States Service Academies should contact Fowkes at 617-428-2000.