Mr. and Mrs. Michael Howell of Kennesaw announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachael Kathleen Howell of Kennesaw to Jeffrey Paul Cooper of Thomasville. He is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul J. Cooper.
The bride-elect is a granddaughter of Molly and Hubert Howell of Mobile, Ala., and the late Margaret and Ben Briggs of Gulf Shores, Ala.
She is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education.
She is a Georgia pre-K teacher in Kingsland.
Cooper is a grandson of Louise and Rev. Howard Cooper of Thomasville and Annette Shirah and the late Lawson Shirah Jr. of Albany.
He is a graduate of Valdosta State University with a bachelor of science degree in secondary education in history.
He is a general manager at Hibbett Sports in St. Marys.
The wedding is at 3 p.m., July 24, 2010, at First Newark Baptist Church in Thomasville.