When someone mentions Tumwater High School, chances are that football is going to be mentioned as well, and for good reason as they have built a dynasty of winning State Championships. The winning streak started in 1987 and pushed strong into the 90’s with wins in 1989, 1990, 1993. Not to be outdone, the 21st century already has two state titles under its belt with wins in 2010, and again in 2019! Tumwater High has built a culture that emphasizes excellence, sportsmanship, and teamwork that has gone far beyond the football team, throughout the high school, and into the community. You can read more about the Tumwater T-Birds Football Dynasty here.
When asked “What aspects of playing football for Tumwater do you still incorporate into your life?” Joe Simmons, 1996 First String All League Defensive Tackle immediately responded, “NGUNNGU! Never give up, never, never give up. When I set a goal whether it be for me personally, for my family, or in my business as a REALTOR, I learned through hours of practice and determination to never give up.” Joes dedication to seeing things through to end is evident in his professional life where he is one of the top producing realtors in his office: Northwest Home Team Realty in Tumwater.
Now imagine a community filled with 3 decades of students, parents, siblings, and friends who have adopted these amazing standards in their lives. “We see so many young families returning to Thurston County to establish their homes…. many of them wanting to be in the Tumwater School District because they want their families to be established with the same culture that they grew up with.” said Jessica Poulos, Designated Broker of Northwest Home Team Realty. “I’m sure it has something to do with the rising home values in Tumwater.”
To the T-Birds of 2019, Congratulations on your State Championship. To all the T-birds, fans, grads, and players past and present, we want to say THANK YOU for making Tumwater such an amazing town to work and live in!
Never Give Up! NEVER NEVER GIVE UP!