SCC’s Carolina Auction Academy graduates 22 students

Published 10:22 am Wednesday, November 29, 2023

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Stanly Community College’s Carolina Auction Academy (CAA) announces the successful graduation of 22 students from its intensive program. These individuals, committed to mastering the art of auctioneering, demonstrated their skills in a charity auction on Nov. 6, at Hinson’s Auction House in Oakboro.

Throughout their training, these students exemplified dedication, with some traveling two hours each night to attend classes. The evening of the student auction was a testament to their hard work, raising more than $4,500.00 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

“This class has been a diverse and dynamic group, ranging from recent high school graduates to individuals in their 60s,” said Bill O’Neal, CAA instructor. “Their commitment, camaraderie and laughter have enriched our learning environment.”

Awards were presented to commend outstanding achievements within the class. Page Speagle from Liberty earned the esteemed title of Best All-Around, while the Most Improved honor was bestowed upon Richard Hudson of Winston Salem. Notably, these awards were conferred through a secret ballot vote by the students.

Carolina Auction Academy was established in August 2005.
For more information about Carolina Auction Academy, contact Betty O’Neal at 704- 991-0142 or