Charles and Elizabeth Benkert announce the engagement of their daughter, Ally Benkert, St. Clair, to Travis Kassebaum, Washington, son of Dennis and Sandra Kassebaum.

Ally graduated from St. Clair High School in 2008 and from Missouri Southern State University with a degree in elementary education in December 2012.

Travis graduated from Washington High School in 2006 and from Missouri University of Science and Technology with a bachelor’s degree in December 2010 and a master’s degree in 2012. He is employed with Terracon Consultants Inc. in Columbia.

The couple plan an April 19, 2013, wedding at Riverbend Chapel, Washington.