Melinda Lathrop of Caldwell, Idaho, and Juan Garcia of Nampa, Idaho, are announcing their engagement.
Melinda is the daughter of Mike and Annette Lathrop of Joseph. Juan's parents are Elva Cardenas of Homedale, Idaho, and Ramon Garcia of Gardena, Calif.
Melinda is an English teacher at Homedale High School. She is a graduate of George Fox University and Eastern Oregon University. Juan is a member of Idaho National Guard, and is currently attending Boise State University, majoring in secondary education.
An outdoor ceremony and reception is planned for July 25, 2009, at River Rock Ranch in Star, Idaho. The newlyweds will take a honeymoon road trip through southern Mexico.