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.

  • 2018 Prep League Swimming and Diving Champions

    Goal, Plan, Championship

    Something had to give.
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  • Triple Threat

    No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you. There’s no misprint. There are really three “A. Freeman” entries in the box score of Collegiate’s girls varsity basketball games.
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  • Mark Newlen has taught Middle School physical education at Collegiate since 1989.

    From the Ashes

    The phoenix hope can wing her way through the desert skies and, still defying fortune’s spite, arise from ashes and revive.
           - Miguel de Cervantes
    Mark Newlen has learned far more than he could ever have imagined about the flight of the phoenix.
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  • The Arthur Ashe Statue stands at the intersection of Roseneath and Monument.  February 6 marks the 25th anniversary of the native Richmonder's passing.

    His Light Shines Forever

    Tennis! I thought. Why in the world is this guy asking me to write about tennis? I’ve never played the sport. Never even seen a whole match. Certainly don’t know the finer points of the game. You hold the skinny end of the racquet. Right? Hit the ball over the net. Try to keep it inside the lines. OK. I get it. But wait. Really. I don’t have a clue.
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  • Coach Del Harris (hands up) motivates the troops.

    Lessons Learned. Next Up...

    The wins were piling up. The poll voters were taking notice. Local media outlets were telling their story. The guys on Collegiate’s varsity boys’ basketball team were walking tall and riding high.
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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