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.

  • JMU's Travis Reifsnider, a 2018 Collegiate graduate, hit three home runs in a 2021 baseball game with VMI.

    Catching Up With Travis Reifsnider '18

    What a fickle sport baseball can be!
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  • Pam Privasky (left) and Elizabeth Hatfield are Middle School math teachers who coach cross country

    A Day in the Life, Volume V

    Hot and sticky was the order of the day when I arrived at the Robins Campus to record yet another episode of our “A Day in the Life” series about the behind-the-scenes happenings around Collegiate during the summer months when the folks are recharging their batteries before the new term begins, which will be all too soon.
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  • Krystian Williams recently committed to Virginia Tech for football. His plan is to join the HFNE (health, fitness, nutrition, and exercise) program and pursue a career as a physical or occupational therapist.

    Driven to Excel

    Thrice weekly, the alarm clangs at 5:45 a.m.
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  • Owen Fallon was selected to play in the Big River Rivalry, a post-season all-star game which was ultimately canceled because of Covid issues.

    Competitive Fire

    He was a rookie, a backup sophomore quarterback eagerly awaiting his turn to bring his best.
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  • A.J. Johnson (left), Brian Nicholas, Jesse Garrant, and Bryan Voltz.

    A Day in the Life, Volume IV

    This latest installment of our snapshot-of-a-summer-day series finds us at Collegiate’s Robins Campus on a hot-as-the-surface-of-the-sun Thursday morning with very little relief in the forecast.
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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