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.

  • Meaghan Enright '01 speaks on CNN about the relief effort in St. John, US Virgin Islands, in the wake of Hurricane Irma.

    Heart, Soul, and Love City

    The commute – two hours each way, through bumper-to-bumper, exhaust smoke-filled Washington, D.C. congestion – was mind-numbing.
    The job – sales rep for a communications company – wasn’t lighting her up either.
    Meaghan Enright needed a change. She needed it big-time. She needed it now.
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  • Envisioning Service

    Watch enough action/adventure shows on television or sit through enough thrills-and-chills movies, and you might get the impression that First Responders are heroic, risk-taking automatons devoid of feeling.
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  • Will Huffman (left), Dean Otto, and Matt McGirt following the Napa Half Marathon

    Grace, Will and Providence

    Life happens
    Sometimes, there is no Why?
    Only fortune. Or fortitude. Or forgiveness. Or faith. Or a remarkable confluence of those time-honored derivatives of spirit, heart and soul.
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  • The Life Whisperer

    There he stood, in the refreshing, rejuvenating shade of the giant willow oak, a poignant reminder and refuge near and very, very dear to his heart.
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  • Russell Wilson played quarterback at Collegiate from 2004-2006.  He is now in his sixth season with the Seattle Seahawks

    Behind the Numbers

    What are the odds that three Collegiate quarterbacks who manned the position back to back to back would rank among the top tier statistically in Central Virginia football history?
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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