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.

  • Making the Best of the Situation

    There was no interscholastic sports competition this past spring thanks to COVID-19, but that harsh reality doesn’t mean there isn’t any Collegiate sports news to share.
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  • The Collegiate Chorus and Orchestra

    Spreading Joy

    Settle back, my friends.
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  • Claud Whitley, who recently retired, signed on at Collegiate in September 1968. He's seen much transition during his time on North Mooreland Road.

    Claud's Seen It All

    The recent retirement of Claud Whitley got me thinking.
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  • Del Harris, Collegiate's boys varsity basketball coach, spoke Saturday at a peaceful protest at the Arthur Ashe Monument. Nine of his colleagues were on hand to support his efforts.

    Coaching for Life

    Get a bunch of coaches together in one place, and you’re likely to hear plenty of X’s and O’s talk with a few tall tales and perhaps a bit of sandbagging thrown in.
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  • Yes, Black Lives Matter

    Never again, I thought.
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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