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Published November 11, 2012, 12:00 AM

Adkisson-Goplen

Hailey Anne Adkisson and Blake Christopher Goplen, Fargo, announce their engagement.

Adkisson-Goplen

Hailey Anne Adkisson and Blake Christopher Goplen, Fargo, announce their engagement.

Parents are Kathy Joy, La Plata, Md.; Doug Adkisson and Carol Goplen, both of Richland, Wash; and Neal Goplen, Pasco, Wash.

Hailey graduated in 2005 from La Plata High School and in 2009 she graduated from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree in corporate communications. She is pursuing a master’s degree in speech communications from North Dakota State University, and she currently works at NDSU as an instructor in public speaking.

Blake graduated in 2005 from Richland High School. He is pursuing a degree in computer programming at Minnesota State Community and Technical College, and he is employed as a wireless associate at WalMart, Fargo.

Hailey and Blake were in first grade together in Richland. They lost touch when Hailey’s family moved to the East Coast. The couple reconnected 15 years later.

A June 8 wedding and reception are planned at Bella Fiori Gardens, Kennewick, Wash., and the couple will make their home in Fargo.

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