Albemarle, NC – Students from Stanly Community College’s (SCC) Carolina Auction Academy (CAA) 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 open to the public and 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 almost $1300. Each student was tasked with providing three items for auction. Among those items were several handmade metal pieces of artwork created by SCC welding student Galaxy Deese and homemade cakes from former students, Willie and Dottie Tolson.

Carolina Auction Academy is one of only 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. The next class begins August 22 at SCC’s Crutchfield Education Center in Locust. For more information on the program, contact Betty O’Neal at 704-991-0142 or .