Mr. and Mrs. John Evans Seward Jr., Elizabethton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Julia Katherine Seward, to Gideon Patrick O’Daniel, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Patrick O’Daniel, Raleigh, N.C.
The bride-elect is a 2005 honors graduate of Science Hill High School; a 2009 summa cum laude graduate of Grove City College where she received a bachelor’s degree in English and was ranked No. 38 in NCAA Division III cross-country running; and a 2012 graduate of Bob Jones University where she received a master’s degree in teaching.
She is employed by Sylvan Learning Center in Greenville, S.C..
She is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Earl Farris, Greenville, S.C.; Mrs. Matilda Seward, Johnson City, and the late John Seward.
Her fiancé is a graduate of Genessee Christian School, Michigan; a graduate of West Coast Baptist College where he received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education; and a 2011 graduate of Bob Jones University where he received a master’s degree in teaching.
He taught sixth grade at Harvest Christian Academy in Guam for three years, and is employed at Wilmington Christian Academy, Wilmington, N.C., as a sixth-grade teacher.
He is a grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Halleck, California; and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Patrick O’Daniel.
The couple plan an open-church wedding for 1 p.m., Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Grace Bible Church, Moore, S.C.