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.

  • Peggy Bothwell (left) and her friend Marion Chenault on a trip to Tuscany in 2012.

    Always Others

    Peggy Bothwell was all about Collegiate.
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  • Mike Stott (right), Larry Jarman (left), and Joel Nuckols were inducted into Collegiate's Athletic Hall of Fame in January 2019

    Reflections on a Hall of Fame Career

    Coaching varsity level swimming was never high atop Mike Stott’s bucket list.
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  • Hampden-Sydney's Jack Wyatt, a 2018 Collegiate graduate, leads the Old Dominion Athletic Conference in scoring (19.0 ppg)


    It’s safe to say that Jack Wyatt was never a great fan of his alarm clock.
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  • Collegiate's varsity boys basketball team in action against Monacan in the first round of the Times-Dispatch  Invitational Tournament. (Photo courtesy of Doug Watkins)

    Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

    Exams just before Winter Break are challenging enough.
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  • A Magical Place

    Psithurism. I’m not sure where I first heard that word. Some long-ago S.A.T. prep course, maybe. The annual spelling bee, perhaps. More likely in some book or article.
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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