Debra and Lawrence Shore of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Samuel Kaplan of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Laurie Kaplan, to Justin Baker, son of Connie Baker and Chuck Baker of Baltimore.
Laurie is a graduate of Towson University with a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications and a certificate in marketing. She is an account manager for Harvey & Daughters Branding Company in Hunt Valley, Md.
Justin also graduated from Towson University, where he earned Bachelor of Science degrees in English literature and political science. He is pursuing a master's degree in liberal arts at Johns Hopkins University. Justin is a high school English teacher and coach at the Gilman School in Roland Park, Md.
The couple is planning an August 2010 wedding in Philadelphia.