Tony and Jackie Messenger of Garden City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn Messenger, to Michael Lynn Bakken. He is the son of Mike and Carla Bakken of Garden City.

The bride-to-be graduated from Garden City High School and from Wichita State University with a bachelor's degree in chemistry and earned her surgical technology certification in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She is a surgical technologist at Via Christi Regional Medical Center in Wichita.

Her fiancee graduated from Garden City High School. He is a welder at Boardman LLC, Wichita.

They plan to marry Sept. 1, 2013, at Homewood Suites by Hilton, Wichita.