Dedicated to preserving & restoring Historic Bath High School

… serving the community for generations and generations to come!


Our friends have helped return Bath High School to the community. We want to recognize the generosity of our donors, members, sponsors, neighbors, volunteers and champions and thank them for their loyalty, enthusiasm and support.


There are many ways to give to Historic Bath High School. Through sponsorships, donations or your time, helping with membership drives, annual raffle, Oyster Roast, 5k Pirate Run/Walk and other fundraising activities and reunions.


2022 Grants Awarded

$25,000Community Foundation of NC East (on behalf of the Boyd Charitable Fund by Greg and Stephanie Boyd)

$15,000 Marion Stedman Covington Foundation

$11,000 – Jonathan Havens Charitable Trust

$75,000Cannon Foundation Inc.

$5,000 – Tri-County Telephone Foundation

$2,500Southern Bank Foundation

Pirates Revenge Newsletter

Winter 2022, 27th edition published (view here)


BHSP Annual Oyster Roast Fundraiser at Selby Farm was a huge success, raising over $28,000! Many thanks to Jerol and Sonja Selby, Jr., for again hosting a fabulous event, and to Claudia Alligood and all her worker bees for making sure all went smoothly. Click here for great pictures taken by Seth Effron.

The Auction fundraiser at Southern Acres was a huge success! Over $15,000 was raised, bringing the total raised by Claudia Alligood’s fundraising Committee to almost $56,000 in 2022.



Bath High School Preservation has begun work on the 4100 square foot space above the library wing. Floors have been beautifully refinished, walls and ceilings painted (click here to watch short video and here to view gallery), and plans are moving forward for bathrooms, heating/air and electrical. This renovation will expand space for tenants beyond Pirate Hall to better serve the community.


Auditorium Renovation

Next up is renovation of the Auditorium for concerts, theatre, film and private events. After that, renovation of the floor above the Auditorium will provide additional space for offices or other use cases.


You can help in many ways!


Currently BHSP is looking for:

  • Volunteer Coordinator to assist with finding and organizing volunteers for:
    • Annual Oyster Roast
    • 600 Campus Growth Club Membership Drive
    • Annual 5k Run/Walk
  • Program Coordinator to assist those needing to fulfill community service obligations by helping BHSP.
  • Additionally, volunteers are needed with the following skills:
    • Grant writers
    • Editors
    • Painters, carpenters, refinishers
    • Handypersons
    • Cleaners
    • WordPress webmaster

To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please contact: or call 252-702-9786.

Volunteers are the driving force of Historic Bath High School Preservation! Thank you!

BHSP Cookbook for Sale!

Bath High School Preservation Cookbook, “Of Pirates & People: Recipes & Recollections of Bath, North Carolina,” compiled by Peggy Daw, is a treasure trove of recipes, history, photographs, and recollections from Bath High School alumni and friends. For sale at Coffee Art at Swindell’s and Quarterdeck for $20. All proceeds benefit Bath High School Preservation. A great gift for any member of the Bath High School family!