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.

  • Sterling Brown (left) of Growing Leaders reconnected with Collegiate head football coach Mark Palyo. Palyo served on the UR football staff when Brown played for the Spiders.

    Reaching Generation iY

    From 1989 through 1992, Sterling Brown started at wide receiver for the University of Richmond football team.
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  • Scott Carson, Collegiate's director of facilities management and construction

    The Rejuvenation of Oates Theater

    Another school year is quickly approaching, which means another major bricks-and-mortar project is near completion, which means another state-of-the-art, aesthetically pleasing facility is set to debut on Collegiate’s North Mooreland Road campus.
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  • Collegiate's Del Harris (second from right) and USA Basketball colleagues at the youth development camp in Charlotte in August 2017

    Teaching Basketball and Life

    Last August, Del Harris served as a volunteer coach at a USA Basketball youth development regional camp in Charlotte and left the Queen City totally energized as he always is when hoops is the subject.
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  • Cheryl Matson has worked in the Watt Library for 24 years, first as a volunteer, later as a library assistant

    A Beautiful Day

    The temperature had risen to the mid-90's, humidity was thick in the air, and storm clouds were rolling in from the west as I began the south-of-the-creek leg of my summer self-guided tour around Collegiate’s North Mooreland Road campus this past Tuesday afternoon.
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  • Jason Stone has served as Collegiate's director of campus safety and security since January 2012. He will leave July 27 to become security manager for Chesterfield County.

    "Because I Care"

    Since Jason Stone signed on as Collegiate’s safety and security director back in January 2012, he’s conveyed much more than an all-business, “just-the-facts-ma’am” persona.
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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