By Bob Sofaly
Beaufort Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary and first day of school on Monday, Aug. 18, with an assembly of
students, faculty, parents and alumni in the school’s gym.
BA opened in the fall of 1965 under the direction of Cmdr. Charles E. Owens, Jr.
Former Headmaster Lee Bollman was the keynote speaker during Monday’s event. He described what it was like when he came to BA as a teacher and soccer coach in 1969. A year later, Bollman was also made school’s top administrator.
He also described the school’s first computer system and how different it was compared to today’s technology.
The first day of school began with the traditional ringing of the school bell by current Headmaster Stephen Schools.