Nicole Sawatzki and Mark Hodgson of Walla Walla announce their engagement.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Tom Sawatzki and Gay and John Buissink, all of Walla Walla. She is a 2006 graduate of Walla Walla High School. She graduated in 2010 from Washington State University, Pullman, with a bachelor's degree in neuroscience and will attend medical school in Florida at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, this fall.
The groom-elect is the son of Gary and Jeanne Hodgson, of Walla Walla. He graduated in 2006 from Walla Walla High School; from Walla Walla Community College in 2009; and attended Washington State University. He will continue his studies in Spanish and history in Florida to become a teacher. He works at the Washington State Penitentiary.
A July 10, 2010, outdoor wedding is planned at the Youtz family residence in Walla Walla.