For 16 years, English teacher and cross country/track 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.

  • Laura Fields

    Community, Connections, and Kids

    What’s it all meant?
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  • Art, Running, and Life

    The day was hot, and the pool looked oh, so enticing.
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  • Ray Crouch (left) and his good friend Claud Whitley

    Ray Will Prevail

    Meet Ray Crouch.
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  • No Excuses, Just Play

    A lacrosse ball has a diameter of 2.5 inches and weighs a seemingly benign five ounces.
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  • Karen Doxey and her daughter Brooks, a senior at Wake Forest and the 2014 Richmond Times-Dispatch field hockey player of the year.

    Truly a Class Act

    Early this week, I emailed Karen Doxey to ask if she had a few minutes to talk. Didn’t mention a subject. Could have been anything, as far as she knew. She’s Collegiate’s director of athletics, after all. People call and drop by regularly so it’s not unusual when one of her coaches requests a bit of her time.
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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