Dean and Anita Sherrill, Boonville, announce the engagement of their daughter, Dawn Sherrill, Washington, to Alex Hodschayan, Washington, son of Pete and Nancy Hodschayan, Manchester.

Dawn earned a Master of education in counseling from Stephens College in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts in human development and child study from Stephens College in 2009. She is employed by Hermann High School as a guidance counselor.

Alex earned a Bachelor of Arts in communication with minors in film and English at University of Missouri-Columbia in 2008. He is employed by Downtown Washington Inc. as the event coordinator.

The couple plan a Dec. 31, 2013, wedding at 6 p.m. in Downtown St. Louis.