Former First Lady Laura Bush speaks to those in attendance at the 2013 Chase Scholars’ Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet on Tuesday night at the Artesia Country Club.  Sitting close by are, from the left, 2009 Chase Scholar Dusty Anderson, 2008 Chase Scholar Ashley Leonard, and 2009 Chase Scholar Margaret Knorr.   Grace Miller – Daily Press

Former First Lady Laura Bush speaks to those in attendance at the 2013 Chase Scholars’ Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet on Tuesday night at the Artesia Country Club. Sitting close by are, from the left, 2009 Chase Scholar Dusty Anderson, 2008 Chase Scholar Ashley Leonard, and 2009 Chase Scholar Margaret Knorr. Grace Miller – Daily Press

By Grace Miller
Daily Press Staff Writer
“Feeling at home here in Artesia,” former First Lady Laura Bush attended the 2013 Chase Scholars Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet on Tuesday night to recognize the seventh class of Artesia High School students to be accepted into the Chase Foundation Scholarship Program.
“I’m very happy to be here tonight to congratulate all of the 2013 scholarship fund recipients,” Bush said. “And, of course, I’m thrilled to be here with Mac and Marilyn and the whole Chase Family. Thank you for inviting me to speak, thank you for your gift to the Bush Center, and thank you for your wonderful service to the people of Artesia and to all of the families whose children will benefit because of your generosity.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.