Kirk Reed, a 14-year-old freshman at Montverde, was recently honored by the Lake County Commission for his accomplishments in the yearly Lake County Historical Day competition. With his essay, “Cuban Missile Crisis: Stopping a Nuclear War with Debate and Diplomacy,” Reed took first place in the junior division overall.
The Cuban Missile Crisis was the first topic that came to mind when they instructed us to write on a case involving diplomacy, said Reed. It wasn’t just going on in the background. It was a significant aspect of civilization and the largest event in human history where there was little to no bloodshed as humanity came the closest to the end of the planet. An additional Brick & Barrel restaurant has opened in Eustis.
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This year’s theme was how diplomacy impacted history. Sean Parks, a Lake County commissioner, remarked, “Today, we celebrate Kirk as our overall junior division champion. He gets straight A’s in school, enjoys video games and tennis, and according to his mother, he is an amazing young man. Stephanie Luke, the chairwoman of the Lake County School Board, was present to cheer on Reed as he collected his honorarium.
Luke said, “I read his paper and I was astounded. “It was on par with what I teach at the college level. I’m really pleased with him because I think his use of references and ability to make his point clear is remarkable. He will be ready for his future year’s thanks to this experience. Reed intends to participate in the state tournament again the following year thanks to this accomplishment. Additionally, the Lake County Historical Museum will display his article.
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