Stephanie Benkoski and Michael Smith, together with their families, announce their engagement and approaching marriage.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Debbie Benkoski, of Plains Twp., and Edward Benkoski Jr., of Wilkes-Barre. She is a 2003 graduate of West Side Area Vo-Tech and received a bachelor’s degree in culinary arts and hospitality management from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 2008.
She is employed by the Social Security Administration.
The prospective groom is the son of Duane Smith, of Moosic, and the late Kimberly Smith. He is a 2004 graduate of Pittston Area High School and is employed as a delivery driver by FedEx.
The couple is planning a sunset ceremony in Cocoa Beach, Florida, followed by a hometown reception in April 2018.