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High school senior graduates from auctioneer school

As one high school senior prepares to wrap up his high school career, he has already graduated from another school.

Cash Voegele, who lives south of Lennox, may be a senior at Parker High School, but he has already completed another type of schooling. In July, Voegele graduated from the World Wide College of Auctioneering in Des Moines.

“I wanted to do it now so I could start getting used to auctions because this year in school I’m working on my realtor’s license so I’m going to have my realtor’s license and then once i get back from college, I plan to do a bunch of auctions and selling farmland and stuff like that.”

Once he graduates high school in May, he plans to attend Hutchinson Community College in Hutchinson, Kan., where he has a full ride to livestock judge. After graduating from college, besides doing auctions and selling real estate, he plans to come back home and run the cattle operation.

Growing up in the livestock industry, Voegele went to sales with his family.

“As a little kid, I always thought the auctioneer was so cool and I could rattle off numbers really fast and people said I’d be pretty good at it so I decided to go to school and take my run at it,” he said.

Going to auctioneer school, he was able to hone those skills of rattling off numbers. He along with 29 others met from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day for a week. Students from 20 states were at the training and ranged in age from 17 years old to 72 years old. The majority of students were in their upper 20s. 

The three owners of the auctioneer school split up teaching along with different instructors every day. In the morning, they would work on their auctioneer chants. In the afternoon, they listened to lectures about auctioning different items, laws, the business aspect, how to clerk and how to utilize ringmen.

Voegele is grateful for being awarded the Arvon Taylor Memorial Scholarship and a scholarship from Tom Souvignier.

Since graduating from auctioneer school, Voegele got to do his first auction by doing the Lake County 4-H premium sale in Madison in August.

“I enjoy it,” he said.

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