By Sue Roy
– Brady Furlich ’15 (co-founder of Inked)
While we were all at home relaxing on October’s power outage day, Brady Furlich (’15) and Bridget Babcox (’15) were at school, stressing and panicking over all things INKED. They ran around like maniacs, organizing everything down to the smallest detail. Only in its sophomore year, Inked had 120 participants this year, drawing from 22 schools from the Cleveland area. With rocking t-shirts for all participants, judges, and volunteers, this year’s competition also featured delicious cupcakes and many familiar faces on the judges’ panel. When the day came to a close and the participants left feeling enlightened through the excitement of writing, and maybe even a little reminiscent of their Power of the Pen days, Brady sighed and thought, “What to do next year?” More food instantly came to mind. Maybe even more participants from different schools. In the future, as both of these founders are reaching their senior year, a plan to hand down the event to the Class of 2017 is even possible.
Even through the craziness of the actual event, Brady and Bridget pulled through and created a fantastic event that really appealed to students and teachers alike. We congratulate both of them on their success so far and hope the best for them. I personally encourage all students to participate next year and not miss out on the day of writing and fun that is not seen in any other event.