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.

  • Jane and Bill Reeves

    In Our Hearts Forever

    You take with you only what you leave behind.
           The Rev. William Reeves
            Final address to Collegiate’s Middle School faulty, June 1991.
    Those who knew Bill Reeves and shared with him the Collegiate experience were privileged to observe a host of wonderful attributes.
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  • Unbroken

    There was no doubt, no fear, and not a trace of “Why me?”
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  • Grounds manager Jeremy Clark

    Pride in Workmanship

    Drive onto the Collegiate campus – either campus, actually – and take a look around.
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  • Tung Trinh, head of Collegiate's Middle School

    Listening, Learning, Serving

    Tung Trinh was en route from his Bowdoin College graduation to his first job in Boston when he stopped off for a couple of days at his parents’ home in Portland, Maine.
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  • Penny B. Evins, Collegiate's head of school

    The Power of Community

    Every weekday morning, weather conditions notwithstanding, the three Bach Girls exited the back door of their home in New Orleans and began the four-block walk to Isidore Newman School.
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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