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Students Graduate from Carolina Auction Academy

CAA GraduatesThe 19th class of Carolina Auction Academy recently completed the requirements of the 96-hour program. Students learned about bid calling, law, rules and regulations, auction set-up, accounting, livestock, contracts, advertising, settlements and much more. Students traveled from Mooresville, Lexington, Hickory, Denton, Charlotte, and Clover, SC, to enroll in Stanly Community College’s premier auctioneer school. This year’s class represented nearly a 50-year span in ages, proving that the interest in auctions continues to grow. “There are many jobs that need to be completed in order to conduct an effective auction, such as clerking, cashiering, auction set-up, floor help, bid assistants, just to name a few. Many of our students enroll in the Academy because of their interest in one of these type jobs, or to become a more informed consumer, but as a rule, once they start the program they are “hooked” and ready to get what is needed to become licensed,” noted Betty O’Neal, CAA Program Head.

Prior to graduation, students must participate in a live student auction and visit at least three auctions of their choice. At the end of the program, the students vote by secret ballot on two awards – Most Improved and Best All Around. This year the award for Best All Around went to Karen Lowder and Most Improved went to Jasper Davis.

Carolina Auction Academy is accredited by the North Carolina Auctioneer Licensing Board and the South Carolina Auctioneer Commission. CAA enrolls students in January and August of every year. The next class starts January 26th and class size is limited to 20 students. CAA also provides continuing education for auctioneers. For more information, please contact Betty O’Neal at (704) 991-0200.

CAA Graduates

Carolina Auction Academy graduates include: (front row, left to right) Brenda Johnson, Chuck Carland, Karen Lowder, Gail Buck, Julie Dunn, Angela Osian, Randy Cook, Bobby Raby, and Seth Wilkerson. Back row: (left to right) David Schulz, Ed Keiziah, Betty O’Neal, Clinton Shumpert, Jasper Davis, James Valk, Larry Morrison and Bill O’Neal. Not pictured: Carol and Joey Taylor.


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