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.

  • Anne Bruce Ahearn '87 (left) and Margaret Pace '90

    "It's Been an Amazing Run"

    The Collegiate experience is all about connections, and the best and deepest of those are the treasured, no-strings-attached friendships that last a lifetime.
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  • Ashley D'Ambrosia '21 holds the Washington & Lee outdoor pole vault record (12-4).

    Catching Up With Ashley D'Ambrosia '21

    She was a gymnast first.
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  • Positive Trajectory

    Success in the athletic arena takes many forms, not the least of which is the win-loss record.
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  • Coaching for Life

    Andrew Stanley remembers vividly a conversation he had with Charlie McFall almost two decades ago that spoke loudly and clearly to the philosophy of Collegiate’s athletic program.
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  • Will Slater '24

    True Grit

    Why, I’ve always wondered, would anyone ever want to play catcher?
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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