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.

  • Unsung Senior Athletes, Fall 2019

    Welcome, folks. Please meet the latest class of Unsung Seniors, seven Collegiate student-athletes who made significant contributions to the success of their teams during the recently-completed fall season but did so beneath the radar and without fanfare (until now).
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  • An Amazing Journey

    Involve yourself with athletics long enough, and you gain a pretty good understanding of competitive spirit and teamwork.
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  • Since 1994, Brenda Conlan has served as a prevention specialist. She has presented at Collegiate twice a year since 2000.

    A Story to Tell

    After jetting across the Atlantic to London and paying a visit to New York City already this fall, Brenda Conlan has settled in for a couple of weeks in a less exotic venue: Richmond, VA.
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  • James Bandy (right) enlisted in the Marine Corps following his graduation from Varina High School and served during the Gulf War

    Thank You, Sir, For Your Service

    The gunfire was real.
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  • Dave Sherman is Collegiate's director of network services

    Serving With Excellence

    The next time you log on to Collegiate’s computer network, offer a word of thanks, please, to a guy named Dave Sherman.
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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