Students from Stanly Community College Carolina Auction Academy (CAA) recently graduated after completing a 96-hour program designed to prepare them to take the state exam and become licensed auctioneers. Part of the program requires a live public auction with students providing the auction items. A special thank-you goes to Ted Hinson and his family at Hinson's Auction in Oakboro for hosting the event and supporting the students.
Proceeds from the auction benefit St. Jude Children's Research hospital and the Stanly Community College Foundation. Bill O'Neal, CAA Instructor, noted, "Our students have regular jobs during the day and still make time to come to class two nights a week. They worked hard and their efforts were amazing."
Each class votes on two student awards revealed at graduation. The winners this year were, Most Improved Student, Caleb Shelton, Denver, North Carolina, and Best All Around Student, Carli Northcutt, Monroe, North Carolina.
"We are proud of Caleb and Carli. Being recognized by their fellow students is an honor," stated Betty O'Neal, CAA Program Head. Carolina Auction Academy opened at Stanly Community College in 2005 as one of only three approved schools in North Carolina and offers two classes per year (August and January).
For more information, contact Betty O'Neal at (704) 991-0200.
Pictured from left to right, front row: Gerard Morrison, Deanna Stallings, Carli Northcutt, and Bradley Thompson.
Back row: Caleb Shelton, James Husky, Manny Davis, Clark Pool, and John Bottomley.