The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Hubert and Alpha Watts of Ponca City, Okla., and the late Robert and Edna Hawley of Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
She is a 2002 graduate of Cleveland High School.
Jessica is an elementary teacher at the Imagine School at Land O’Lakes.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Anita Guercio of Buffalo, N.Y., and the late Sam Guercio of Buffalo, N.Y., and Patricia Panepinto of Palm Beach, Fla., and the late Louis Panepinto of Buffalo, N.Y.
He is a 1999 graduate of Pace High School in Pace, Fla.
The couple met at their alma mater, the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida.
Sam is employed as a sales rep for the Unum Group.
A June wedding is planned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, followed by a reception in St. Petersburg, Fla.
The couple will reside in Tampa, Fla.