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.

  • Ben Brackett is a three-season Collegiate athlete who is training for the Move United Junior Nationals in July. (Photo by Maggie Bowman)

    Toughness Personified

    Watch Ben Brackett compete on the track, train in the weight room, or go about any of his other daily activities, and you’ll see the embodiment of desire, determination, dedication to excellence, and downright grit.
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  • J.B. Bell '22 just completed his freshman basketball season at Marymount University and played a role in the Saints' first Atlantic East Conference championship since 2000.

    Catching Up With J.B. Bell '22

    When J.B. Bell made his official recruiting visit to Marymount University, he knew he’d found his home away from home.
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  • Photo by Maggie Bowman

    Culture W1Ns

    On the evening of Jan. 20, Jalen Pierce watched the livestream of the Collegiate-Trinity boys basketball game and afterwards felt compelled to text his former Cougar teammates with a brief but powerful message.
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  • Photos by Maggie Bowman

    "The Fire's Burning"

    Winter track is, if nothing else, a test of endurance, resilience, and resolve.
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  • Graphic by Collegiate Staff

    Unsung Senior Athletes, Winter2023

    Welcome, friends, to the Winter 2023 edition of Unsung Seniors, a thrice-yearly tribute to Collegiate School athletes who made significant contributions to the success of their respective varsity teams in their final trip around the sun.
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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