Jodi Marie Carlson and Andrew Armstrong Thomas, both of Cherokee, happily announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Jodi is the daughter of Barry and Lisa Carlson of Cherokee. She is a 2008 graduate of Washington High School. She earned an Associates degree in Medical Technology from Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge in 2011 and will earn a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences from the University of South Dakota in May 2013. She then plans to start graduate school this fall to earn her Master's degree in Public Health. Andrew is the son of Craig and Julie Thomas of Cherokee. He is a 2006 Washington High graduate who earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of South Dakota in December 2012, and is currently employed at R.J. Thomas Manufacturing in Cherokee. The couple are planning a May 25, 2013 wedding.