Students complete Carolina Academy Auction training at SCC

Published 10:36 am Friday, November 19, 2021

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Stanly Community College’s auctioneering school, Carolina Auction Academy, recently had a graduation ceremony for the students. Many of the students traveled from Stokes, Harnett, Wake, Iredell, Lincoln, Rowan and Stanly counties to attend this regional training.

Part of the 96-hour training program includes a student auction and a final exam. The student auction was held at Hinson’s Auction in Oakboro, where family and friends attended to help support the students.

Students bring items to auction and the funds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“It was a fun night for everyone,” CAA instructor Betty O’Neal said. “Our students were able to raise over $1,600 to benefit children in need of special treatments and research for childhood cancer. We also want to thank several Stanly County commissioners, as well as NC Rep. Wayne Sasser for attending the auction to help support the students.”

During a graduation ceremony held at the Crutchfield Education Center in Locust, Dr. Tammy Crump, associate vice president, School of Health and Public Services, along with Dr. Rita Love, director, Health and Public Services Workforce Development, was present to confer the certificates to the students.

Each class votes for two awards, Most Improved and Best All Around. This year’s winners were Jesse Overton for the Most Improved and a tie for Best All Around that went to Denise Francis and Robert Everetts.

Graduates are now ready to take the state exam and become licensed auctioneers in North Carolina.

CAA is approved by the North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board and the South Carolina Auctioneer Commission. For more information about Carolina Auction Academy, contact Betty O’Neal at 704-991-0142 or, or visit the college’s website at

The next Carolina Auction Academy training program will begin in January 2022.