Since August 2001, 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.

  • Matthew Richardson '07

    A Labor of Love

    You won’t get rich coaching at Collegiate.
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  • Collegiate's girls won their third consecutive League of Independent Schools swimming championship on February 3.

    The Culture Endures

    The names and faces change.
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  • Collegiate won the League of Independent Schools indoor track and field championship

    Exceeding Expectations

    It was a moment of high drama.
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  • Colin Ryan '22, a sophomore at Washington & Lee, is the Generals' starting point guard

    Catching Up With Colin Ryan '22

    When you watch Colin Ryan perform in the athletic arena, the very first thing you see is his ultra-competitive spirit.
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  • Collegiate's varsity wrestling team competes in the Prep League Championship tournament Saturday at Woodberry Forest.

    "There Are No Shortcuts"

    In the post-COVID years, Collegiate’s wrestling team has struggled to regain its traction following a season of cardio-vascular workouts but no contact, no mat time, no Middle School feeder program, and no competitions.
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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. Over the years, 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