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.

  • Photos courtesy of Maggie Bowman and Lindy Thackston

    Unsung Senior Athletes, Spring 2022

    Greetings, friends. Please meet the latest class of Unsung Seniors, nine Collegiate varsity athletes who made meaningful but often beneath-the-radar contributions to the success of their teams during the spring of 2022.
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  • 2022 VISSA Golf Champions

    Mission Accomplished

    It was a painful wake-up call.
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  • Superlatively Good

    Torn left ACL.
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  • Lessons From the Track

             The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare.
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  • Robert Friddell '09 (with Coach) recently published a work of hon-fiction about UVA men's basketball during the Tony Bennett era.

    Honoring the Intangibles

    A cardinal rule of writing is that if you happen upon a compelling story, get out of its way and let it tell itself.
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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