Chase scholars Romeo Luevano, A.J. Krogman and Richard Renteria take a break from their yard work this morning to pose for a picture with Rachael Gonzales, the recipient of their handiwork. “I feel so privileged, I’ve never had so many young people helping me at once,” said Gonzales, as she offered the teens some of the fruits of her labor in the form of plums she grew in her backyard. “I would like to meet Mr. (Mack) Chase and thank him so much for what he is doing for our community.” Recipients of the 2015 Chase Scholarships are busy in Artesia this week “giving back” to the community as part of their scholarship obligations. A total of 98 scholars comprise 12 teams with 15 students currently attending college on Chase Scholarships as team leaders. According to a Chase Foundation spokesperson, spots are still available for senior citizens in need of yard work and may be requested by calling 746-4610. The scholars would also like to invite any seniors that have had their yards cleaned to join them for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Temple Assembly of God. RSVP to 746-4610. Luevano plans to put his scholarship toward attendance at Swathmore College in Swathmore, Pa., Krogman at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and Renteria at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.   Teresa Lemon — Daily Press

Chase scholars Romeo Luevano, A.J. Krogman and Richard Renteria take a break from their yard work this morning to pose for a picture with Rachael Gonzales, the recipient of their handiwork. “I feel so privileged, I’ve never had so many young people helping me at once,” said Gonzales, as she offered the teens some of the fruits of her labor in the form of plums she grew in her backyard. “I would like to meet Mr. (Mack) Chase and thank him so much for what he is doing for our community.” Recipients of the 2015 Chase Scholarships are busy in Artesia this week “giving back” to the community as part of their scholarship obligations. A total of 98 scholars comprise 12 teams with 15 students currently attending college on Chase Scholarships as team leaders. According to a Chase Foundation spokesperson, spots are still available for senior citizens in need of yard work and may be requested by calling 746-4610. The scholars would also like to invite any seniors that have had their yards cleaned to join them for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Temple Assembly of God. RSVP to 746-4610. Luevano plans to put his scholarship toward attendance at Swathmore College in Swathmore, Pa., Krogman at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, and Renteria at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Teresa Lemon — Daily Press