MR. BARRY SLOCUM by Sherrie Basch Stelik (’72)
Barry started at MHS in the 1969-1970 school year. He taught English and coached various sports including football for nearly 34 years until he retired in 2003. Yes, 34 years! In 2007, he and wife, Christy, left the South Bay and retired to South Lake Tahoe. He has taken up golf again but admits he is not quite ready for the PGA. Both of them are involved in a number of volunteer activities. They have made great friends and love that there is so much to do, including hiking, fishing, tennis, biking, and snowshoeing. Even though their 2 daughters and 4 grandkids live in southern California, they get together regularly throughout the year. Their youngest daughter, Shawna, is a teacher in Torrance. Their oldest grandson, Chase, attends El Toro High where he plays football and baseball. It looks like sports are in the genes. Barry and Christy keep in touch with the Bobs, Paulson and Eriksen. He has fond memories of MHS and says not a day goes by when he does not think about all the great times, wonderful students, and terrific faculty at MHS.