SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Sept. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- EF Hutton America (symbol: HUTN), the leading brand in technology-enabled financial services, today announced that it will provide scholarships to the winners of the National Debate & Speech Tournament. The EF Hutton Scholarship Prize is the highest award for communication arts and is for communications what the Intel Scholarship Prize is for technology.
Organized by the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA), a nationwide forensics association created in 1925, the tournament has become the world's largest annual high school academic contest. Additionally, EF Hutton is supporting the NSDA's mission with an annual contribution to help defray some of the NSDA's operating expenses.
"We are very excited to support the NSDA, its annual tournament and its mission to build the communication skills of high school students," said EF Hutton CEO Christopher Daniels. "Everyone knows that 'When EF Hutton Talks, People Listen,' so it's a natural fit for us to support an organization like the NSDA, which promotes communication arts and raises the skill level in this important field."
The partnership between EF Hutton and the NSDA begins Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at a kickoff ceremony at EF Hutton's headquarters in Springfield, Ohio. That is also the day that EF Hutton sponsors a presidential candidate economic policy debate in Springfield between Clinton and Trump economic advisers. Debate participant Austan Goolsbee, Ms. Clinton's economic adviser, is a National Debate & Speech champion.
EF Hutton Scholarship Awards
EF Hutton will award $5,000 scholarships to the 20 high school students who win their events at the National Debate & Speech Tournament held each June. More than 150,000 student members in 110 districts compete throughout the school year to qualify for a spot in the national competition. Over the next three years, the tournament will be held in the following cities:
Birmingham, Alabama – June 18-23
Fort Lauderdale, Florida – June 17-22
Dallas, Texas – June 16-21
In addition, the NSDA will hold a USA Debate Team public debate in Springfield in 2018, and will hold its National Debate and Speech Educators Conference in Springfield in 2019.
"We are delighted by EF Hutton's sponsorship and scholarship prizes for the winners of the National Tournament," said NSDA Executive Director Scott Wunn. "This new partnership will make an incredible impact on our mission."
About the National Speech and Debate Association
Since 1925, the National Speech & Debate Association has promoted skills in public speaking and debate. Many of the Association's alumni have gone on to become state and federal elected officials and national media personalities, often attributing their success to their early grounding in public speaking. The Association believes communication skills are essential for empowering youth to become engaged citizens, skilled professionals, and honorable leaders in our global society. The NSDA connects, supports, and inspires a diverse community of honor society members committed to fostering excellence in young people through competitive speech and debate activities. For more information, visit www.speechanddebate.org.
About EF Hutton
EF Hutton is a legendary brand in financial services. For 112 years it has been known for its attention to clients. The firm developed many innovative financial products such as the investment advisor "no commission" model and has now extended that to a wider audience with "Main Street" pricing that offers unlimited stock and option trading with no commission. EF Hutton provides financial products and services using advanced technology to better serve clients. EF Hutton stock is traded under the symbol HUTN. Learn more at www.efhutton.com.
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