Dennett Carpenter of Jamestown, N.Y., and Timothy Carpenter of Charlotte, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Marie Nichole Carpenter, to Walter Stephen Johnston, son of William and Deborah Johnston of Jamestown, N.Y.

Miss Carpenter is the granddaughter of James and Jeanette Perry of Jamestown, N.Y., and Earl and Shirley Carpenter of Gila Bend, Ariz. Her fiance is the grandson of the late William and Adrienne Johnston of Jamestown, N.Y., and the late W. George and Donna Wood of Ripley, N.Y.

Miss Carpenter is a 2005 graduate of Jamestown High School and a 2009 graduate of the State University at Fredonia with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Childhood Curriculum and Instruction from SUNY Fredonia. She is employed by Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center as the head teacher in the Toddler Room, in Mayville, N.Y. Her fiance is a 2003 graduate of Jamestown High School and a 2005 graduate of Jamestown Community College with an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences. He is employed by the city of Jamestown as a firefighter and EMT.

A July 13, 2013, wedding is planned.