Mr. and Mrs. Michael Culkin, Mountain Top, proudly announce the engagement of their daughter, Maura LaRue Culkin, to Shawn David Skelton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eric Skelton, South Grafton, Mass.
The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Agnes Laputka and the late George Laputka, Hazleton, and the late Stewart and Marion Culkin, Scranton.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Arlie and Yvonne Skelton, Rocklin, Calif., and the late Harold and Miriam Watkins, Vallejo, Calif.
Maura is a 2003 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School and a 2007 graduate of Gettysburg College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature with minor concentrations in Spanish language and creative writing. She is pursuing a master’s degree in speech-language pathology at Misericordia University.
Shawn is a 1998 graduate of Joel E. Ferris High School and a 2006 graduate of Eastern Washington University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science with minor concentrations in physics and mathematics. He is employed as a software developer by Information Concepts, Herndon, Va.
The couple will exchange vows Aug. 17, 2013, at Our Lady of Snows Church, Clarks Summit.