Meet Tatum Condrey

Tatum Condrey

By Joan Frances –

As a senior at Ridge Point High School, Tatum Condrey has accomplished successes in academics, sports and the arts. She is also a recognized leader and is respected by her peers and teachers. With such an impressive resume, Tatum is headed for an efficacious future.

Tatum has taken Advanced Placement classes for most of her high school career. She is a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and the National Art Honor Society. She has also earned the Excellence Award for academic accomplishments every year. Tatum is a leader; she is the team captain for the Ridge Point soccer team. She has received the Academic All-District Soccer Award every year, and for the past two years, she has received the First Team All-District Varsity Soccer Award. Tatum earned the Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore. This year, her team played the season undefeated (overall record 24-1) and achieved the title of District and Area Champions where Tatum was awarded Offensive Player of the Year.

“Being a leader, allows me to have confidence in myself and my ability to play soccer, and to share my knowledge with the other team members,” shared Tatum.  “I feel like I am doing something meaningful with my life and that is always a great emotion.”  Tatum also attended leadership training camp for the Freshman Mentor Kick-Off Program and counseled incoming freshman to help them through their first year of high school.

One value Tatum lives by is faith. “I choose to live my life through and for God every day. I do this by being kind to all people, giving 100% effort in everything I do and putting my trust in Him.”

In addition to her academic and soccer accomplishments, Tatum is a talented artist. She was the Congressional Art Competition winner this year and a state qualifier at the Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE). At the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Art Competition, she earned the Award of Excellence, the only award given to a student at Ridge Point High School. Tatum’s favorite teacher is her Art instructor, Mrs. Lysa Huckaby. “Mrs. Huckaby always has a bubbly and energetic personality. She never fails to make me and every one of her other students feel special. Also, I have had her throughout all of my high school experience so far.”

One thing Tatum appreciates about her high school experience is the enthusiasm shown at Ridge Point.  “I will treasure how much excitement and support there is at Ridge Point for every activity. Going to the football games and being a part of the ‘hype student’ section or the ‘Ridge Point Pack’ will always be a favorite.  Also, my soccer playoff games were always a fun experience because of the enormous enthusiasm in the school, from the fans and by my teammates.”

Outside of her busy school day, Tatum has devoted over 75 hours to volunteering at various community and high school events. She is a volunteer at the Rise & Eclipse Soccer Club, Debbie’s Dream –  a club to host fundraisers to cure stomach cancer – and Hope for Three, a non-profit that focus on Autism. She is a member of Young Life and is an active member at River Pointe Church. In the fall of 2018, Tatum will be attending Texas Christian University (TCU) and will be playing Division I soccer for the TCU Horned Frogs. Her goal is to contribute successfully to their program while pursuing and earning a degree in the area of physical and medical sciences.

Congratulations Tatum on your undeniable talents and leadership abilities. Good luck as you take the next step to your exciting future.