Auction Academy students raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

ALBEMARLE – Students from Stanly Community College’s (SCC) Carolina Auction Academy (CAA) recently conducted an auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The public benefit auction is one of the requirements needed to complete their coursework, be eligible to complete the state exam and become licensed auctioneers.

The auction was hosted by Hinson Auction in Oakboro, a long-time supporter of CAA. With a large crowd of family, friends, and former CAA students in attendance, the event raised $2,200 for St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. Each student was tasked with donating three items to auction off. The award for Best All Around went to student Hunter Davis, and the award for Most Improved went to student Josh Smith.

After completing this last step in their coursework, the CAA students will travel to Fuquay-Varina, NC, on December 1 to complete the state exam and become licensed auctioneers.

Carolina Auction Academy is one of only three approved schools of auctioneering in North Carolina. The course meets two nights per week to provide a comprehensive 96-hour course designed to prepare participants to pass the state exam, obtain a license, and have the tools necessary to enter the business world as an auctioneer. The next class begins Monday, January 9, at SCC’s Crutchfield Education Center in Locust. For more information on the program, contact Betty O’Neal at 704-991-0142 or [email protected] or the Eagles One Stop, 704-991-0123, [email protected]