David and Virginia Watkins are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn Watkins, to Mark Ryan Stringer, son of Laura Stringer, Ottawa, and Mike Stringer, Waverly.

The couple is planning a June wedding in Weston, Mo.

Jessica is a 2009 graduate of Cunningham High School. She is a senior at the University of Kansas studying communication studies and linguistics and will graduate in May 2013.

Mark is a 2009 graduate of Ottawa High School and is currently studying economics at the University of Kansas. He will also graduate in May 2013.