Jim and Karen Claypool of Abingdon announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Claypool, to Steve Thacker, the son of Sam and Janet Thacker from Aberdeen. Claypool graduated from Bel Air High School and received her undergraduate degree from Washington College. Thacker graduated from Aberdeen High School and received his undergraduate degree from Towson University. Both are continuing their education in North Carolina. Claypool is a doctorate student at the University of North Carolina and Thacker is working on his master's degree at the East Carolina University.