SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- EF Hutton Financial, a unit of EF Hutton America (OTC: HUTN) has awarded college scholarships totaling $100,000 to 20 students who excel in communication arts. The awards were made to students who competed in the 2017 National Speech & Debate Tournament. EF Hutton is proud to be national sponsor of the National Speech and Debate Association.
4,000 high school students from across the country competed in the National Speech and Debate Tournament, the largest such academic competition in the world. From more than 150,000 student members from all 50 states, only 3% qualify to compete at Nationals. Less than 1% of the National Tournament competitors can call themselves a national champion. All of the 20 main event national champions earn a scholarship from EF Hutton.
This year EF Hutton Merit Scholarships were awarded to recipients from 9 states: California, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, and South Carolina.
"Our national champions are the future leaders of our country," said J. Scott Wunn, Executive Director of the National Speech & Debate Association. "These students not only have extraordinary talent, but they are passionate, smart, dedicated and hardworking. We're extremely proud of their accomplishments and look forward to all of the great things they will do in the future."
"EF Hutton congratulates this year's scholarship awardees," said the CEO of EF Hutton, Christopher Daniels. He continued, "Effective communications is a core attribute of EF Hutton and everyone knows our slogan 'when EF Hutton talks, people listen.' For that reason, we have established awards for students and for professionals that recognize the very best in communication arts. The EF Hutton Merit Scholarship Awards for students are the premier merit scholarship in the field of communications and is equivalent to the Intel Scholarship Merit Scholarship Award in the field of science and technology. And the EF Hutton Talks Award to professionals, to be granted in September, is analogous to the Nobel Award or Pulitzer Prize for communications."
About The National Speech & Debate Association
The National Speech & Debate Association is the largest interscholastic speech and debate organization serving middle school, high school and collegiate students in the United States. The Association provides competitive speech and debate activities, high quality resources, comprehensive training, scholarship opportunities and advanced recognition to more than 150,000 students and coaches every year. For 90 years, the National Speech & Debate Association has empowered more than 1.5 million members to become engaged citizens and honorable leaders in our society. For more information, visit www.speechanddebate.org
About EF Hutton
EF Hutton is a leader in digital finance and investment services. The company offers innovative financial products such as "no commission" investments and "no commission" trading and financial education and training. EF Hutton recently announced it intends to offer a mobile platform. EF Hutton provides financial products and services using advanced technology to better serve clients. EF Hutton is a legendary brand in financial services that for 112 years it has been known for its attention to clients. EF Hutton stock is traded under the symbol HUTN. For more information, visit www.efhutton.com
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