Mr. and Mrs. Mark Wells announce the engagement of their daughter, Leslie Wells of Covington, to Patrick Studdard, son of Mr. Rusty Studdard of Social Circle.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Elsie Smith, Jeanette Turner, Marvin and Doris Wells, and the late J.C. Weathers. She is the great-granddaughter of Frances Wander. She is a 2005 graduate of Valdosta State University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is employed with the Newton County School System as a second grade teacher.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Clyde and Delores Studdard. He is a 1999 graduate of Social Circle High School.

The couple will exchange vows April 5 at North Covington United Methodist Church.