For 18 years, English teacher and distance coach Weldon Bradshaw has paired his love for the written word with an abundant insight into the heart and spirit of Collegiate to help tell the School’s story. Enjoy his illuminating profiles, interviews and musings on what it means to be a Cougar, JK-12th Grade, and long after one’s tenure on campus.


List of 5 news stories.

  • Photos compliments of Doug Watkins

    Track & Field News

    The month of May. End of school. Exam time. Right?
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  • Honoring Athletic Excellence

    The question isn’t, “What are we going to do?” The question is, “What aren’t we going to do?”
    Yeah, I know. Ferris Bueller said that. Stay with me, though. There’s really a point here, even if the context is a bit off.
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  • Charlie Blair spoke at Collegiate's Baccalaureate 
(Photo courtesy of Doug Watkins)

    Final Thoughts

    We’ve experienced the pomp and pageantry of three graduations.
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  • Dr. Conway Fleming Saylor '73 received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Collegiate's Commencement May 24. Neely Markel, Alumni Association president, bestowed the honor.

    An Amazing Life Journey

    The plan, always, was to teach.
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  • Rodney Willett '81 is running for the 73rd District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates.

    "Service Drives Me"

    There are high roads in politics, and there are low roads.
    Rodney Willett, without a doubt, travels the high one.
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"Welcome to Reflections, a weekly column that offers a window into the life, the culture and the soul of Collegiate School. Since August 2001, we've profiled students, alumni, faculty, administrators and staff. We’ve described our beautiful, state-of-the-art facilities. We’ve delved into the school’s rich history and honored the icons who, often under challenging circumstances, set the tone and provided the spirit that shaped the Collegiate of today. We’ve covered guest speakers, interpreted events, offered editorial opinion, and commented on current affairs. And we’ve detailed the compelling personal journeys of many who call Collegiate home. As Reflections has evolved, one truth, one theme has remained constant: Collegiate is truly a family school, and there is much that we do well. What we do best, however, is take care of each other. Thanks so much for reading Reflections. Thanks for sharing the Collegiate experience." Weldon Bradshaw