A huge support attended the Neosho Christian School's Benefit Banquet on Saturday, April 22, at the Crowder College Gymnasium.

A huge support attended the Neosho Christian School's Benefit Banquet on Saturday, April 22, at the Crowder College Gymnasium.
The banquet included a silent auction with countless items from gift certificates to tickets to area events to household items to camping items and other items to the catered dinner by Butcher's Block of Joplin, a speaker (Anderson Maestri, educator, author and public speaker), a magician (Tim Wald) and the school's choir singing.
"We raised just over $18,000, it cost us about $32,000 a month to fund the school," NCS superintendent Lowell McInturff said.  
Also during the banquet, McInturff talked about the school and some of the upcoming events.
"We are constantly trying to raise funds to get some additional funding for that, we have $40,000 some raised for the building fund," he said. "With all of the belts and whistles, about half of a million (dollars). If we would hit $200,000 I think that we would start moving in that direction."
He also noted that this year the school was designated with the A+.
"This is the first year that private schools that are allowed to participate in that," he said. "We have a student going to state competition History Day."
This year, the school will have one graduate, and graduation will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 11 at the school.
The school has also installed SmartBoards in the classrooms and the library was recently remolded.