Dot’s newest Eagle Scout joins ranks in Savin Hill

Dot's newest Eagle Scout: Martin Chomicki, left, with Scoutmaster Joe BarryDot's newest Eagle Scout: Martin Chomicki, left, with Scoutmaster Joe BarryMartin Chomicki, a senior at Boston Latin Academy who swims competitively for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, added another impressive achivement to his young resume last weekend: The 18 year-old Dorchester native became an Eagle Scout during a ceremony at the James Rice Post in Savin Hill.

Chomicki earned the rank by leading a project to clean and re-paint a number of historic cannons at Fort Independence in South Boston last summer. Chomicki and his team of scouts from Dorchester’s Troop 28 also cleaned and restored a supply of cannonballs in the historic fort that dominates Boston Harbor from Castle Island.

Chomicki was joined at Saturday evening’s Eagle Court by longtime Troop 28 Scoutmaster Joe Barry, who is the founding father of scouting in Savin Hill. Barry, who has been active in scouting for more than 55 years, was selected by Martin to be his Scouting mentor. Martin was also joined at the ceremony by all the Eagle Scouts from Troop 28, including Francis Nakashian, Gregory Nakashian, Michael Alexanian, Moss Lynch, Paul Nakashian, Nickolas Sorel, John Anderson and John Quirk.

Chomicki is a senior member of the Robotics Club at Boston Latin Academy. In the fall , he will attend Wentworth Institute of Technology where he intends to major in Computer Engineering.