SCC Carolina Auction Academy students raise funds for St. Jude

Published 10:07 am Monday, December 5, 2022

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Students from Stanly Community College’s Carolina Auction Academy 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.

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 traveled to Fuquay-Varina to complete the state exam and become licensed auctioneers.
Carolina Auction Academy is one of 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.