Albemarle, NC – Students from Stanly Community College’s (SCC) Carolina Auction Academy (CAA) are set to conduct an auction to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 3, at 6 pm at Hinson’s Auction Barn in Oakboro, NC. This public benefit auction is one of the requirements needed to complete their coursework, become eligible to complete the state exam and become licensed auctioneers.

The auction will be open to the public and attendance is encouraged to support the students. Participating students will donate the items they auction off, which has included items such as handmade artwork and homemade cakes in previous years.

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 in January at SCC’s Crutchfield Education Center in Locust. For more information on the program, contact Betty O’Neal at 704-991-0142 or