MABTON — Shannon Pierce and Mark Murphy of Spokane announced their engagement before friends at the Spokane Fellowship Church, where the couple plan to be married on April 9, 2016. The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Sandra Pierce and Don Pierce of Mabton. She is also a 1993 Mabton High School graduate, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in education from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in developmental education from Seattle Pacific University. She is employed as a pre-kindergarten teacher at Sunnyside’s Sun Valley Elementary School. Murphy is the son of Margaret Jane Murphy of Spokane Valley and the late George Edward Murphy. Murphy is a 1998 graduate of North Central High School in Spokane and attended Spokane Falls Community College. He is employed as a cabinet marker for Huntwood Cabinets in Liberty Lake.