Carol (Richman) and Barry Halper of Allentown announce the engagement of their son, Alex Justin, to Emily Catherine Button, daughter of Cathy Button and Richard Button of Allentown.
Alex, a graduate of George Washington University, serves on the legislative staff of U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter.
Emily is a graduate of Kutztown University and is currently working for Benchmark Strategies, a political fundraising firm.
Joining in the couple's happiness are Alex's sister, Lauren Halper Muttaqi, and Emily's sister Jamie Langer, as well as their nieces and nephews, Ava Muttaqi, and Jacob, Abbie and Max Langer.
Alex is the grandson of the late Ray and Janet Richman, Ethyle Halper of Philadelphia and the late Isaac Halper. Emily is the granddaughter of John and Priscilla Huffman of Ohio, and the late Alfred and Marjorie Button.
The couple, who met as sophomores in high school, lives in Washington, D.C. They are planning a November wedding in Allentown.