For 17 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.

  • For a Greater Purpose

    Their prep work was complete.
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  • Unsung Senior Athletes, Winter 2019

    Meet the latest class of Unsung Seniors, an industrious and dedicated group of Collegiate athletes who made notable, if understated, contributions to the culture and success of their teams during the winter of 2018-2019.
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  • Kevin Coffey honors his mentors as he spoke at his Benedictine High School Athletic Hall of Fame induction ceremony

    No Pretense, Just Excellence

    There was no hype. No fanfare. No cameras. No reporters. Certainly no crowded auditorium. No suspense, either.
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  • A Powerful Message

    Super Bowl LIII has been in the books for two-plus weeks, as has a raft of much anticipated and ultra-high dollar commercials which created almost as much stir as the game itself.
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  • Carter Hamill Backus '01 in the final straightaway of the 1999 VISAA cross country championship meet.

    Always at Her Best

    In a world where hyperbole seems the order of the day, what you’re about to read is anything but.
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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