Greg and Cathy Wright and Christopher and Diana Rael, all of Bel Air, announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Christine Wright, to Charles "Chip" Leigh, son of Ted Leigh and Charlene Leigh-Koser of York, Pa.

Wright is a marine science major at Coastal Carolina University in South Carolina.

Leigh is a civil engineering major at Georgia Tech.

The couple were engaged June 6, while Wright was visiting Leigh in Barcelona, Spain, where he is studying abroad for the summer. Wright's engagement ring is a fourth generation family heirloom, pearl and diamond ring. A pearl was chosen for the bride's love of the sea.


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Wright and Leigh intend to marry upon completion of their respective educations.