Brian and Jackie Ralph, Hays, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Brianna Marie Ralph, to Mitchell Tyler Burns, son of Jay and Marla Burns, Hutchinson.

The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Thomas More Prep-Marian High School and a graduate of Fort Hays State University with a degree in sociology. She is employed at Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging.

The prospective bridegroom is a 2005 graduate of Jetmore High School and a graduate of FHSU with degrees in technology studies, industrial technology and education. He is a teacher at Southwestern Heights High School.

An Aug. 2, 2014, wedding is planned at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Hays.