Scholarship Success: Plumas County Management Council Honors Quincy Students


This week, the Plumas County Management Council announced the recipients of the 2024 scholarships, celebrating two outstanding students from Quincy. Macy Peay and Joaquin Awbrey were honored for their achievements and dedication to their community.

To qualify for the $100 scholarship, applicants must have a family member working for the County and be graduating from high school, a continuation school, or opportunity school. They must be accepted or planning to attend a qualifying educational institution in Fall 2024 and submit an essay on how furthering their education can benefit small communities.

The scholarships, aimed at offsetting educational costs, are funded through personal contributions by Plumas County Department Heads. This group meets monthly to discuss ways to enhance service quality and to show appreciation for county employees. These scholarships are a way to honor the dedication of public servants and their families.

Macy Peay plans to attend San Diego State University. She has been a dedicated volunteer for various clubs and causes, active in sports, and on the Gold Honor Roll for four years. Macy has also been working at Polka Dot since 2020. Her father, Steve Peay, works for the Sheriff’s Department. In her essay, Macy highlighted how education could bring leadership and opportunities back to her small community.

Joaquin Awbrey plans to attend American River College, aiming to enter the plumbing trade. His essay emphasized the importance of trade education, pointing out that success isn’t solely defined by obtaining a degree. Joaquin’s mother, Tina Terrazas, works for Elections. Joaquin has been active in school activities, including track and field and the ski team.

Macy and Joaquin’s commitment to their community and future careers reflect the values and dedication of the county’s public servants.