XBOARDMAN -- Announced by Richard and Karen Zapko of Boardman is the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Beth Zapko, and Patrick Serani, son of Dale and Carol Serani of South Elgin, Ill.
St. Christine Church in Youngstown will be the setting for the couple's open-church ceremony at 2 p.m. July 9. A reception will be held by invitation at A La Cart Catering in Canfield.
Miss Zapko is employed as an outpatient physical therapist with Forum Health Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital in Warren. She will receive her doctor of physical therapy degree in May from St. Louis University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor's degree in exercise science and earned a master's in physical therapy.
Mr. Serani, a graduate of Parks College of St. Louis University with a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, is employed by the Department of Defense as a test director for the Army at the Yuma (Ariz.) Proving Ground.