Richard and Diana Blanton, Emporia, and Dennis and Janet Burgardt, Great Bend, announce the engagement of their children, Jenna Blanton and Dustin Burgardt.

Her grandparents are Sam and Lupe Pacheco, Ottawa.

She is a graduate of Emporia State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She works as a registered nurse at the Salina Regional Health Center.

He plans to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in education with an emphasis in physics and earth science at Emporia State University this fall. He is a swimming coach for the Emporia Aquatic Club and will teach and coach this fall at Salina.

Their wedding is scheduled for Aug. 4, 2012, at New Life Christian Church, Emporia.

The couple met during the 2008 Dirty Kanza 200 race: Burgardt was competing, and Blanton was a spectator. They were introduced by mutual friends.