Tessa Leigh Benziger and Matthew Alan Herrmann, both of Royal Oak, Mich., have announced their engagement and plans to be married.

Tessa Leigh Benziger and Matthew Alan Herrmann, both of Royal Oak, Mich., have announced their engagement and plans to be married.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Peggy and Ralph Benziger of Delaware. She is a graduate of Delaware Hayes High School and holds a bachelor's degree from Miami University and a master's degree from Wayne State University. She is a counselor for Turning Point, Inc. in Mt. Clemens, Mich.

The future groom is the son of Terri and Al Herrmann of Sterling Heights, Mich. He graduated from Stevenson High School and holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Wayne State University. He is an engineer for General Motors in Warren, Mich.

The couple plans an Oct. 11, 2008, wedding at the Botanical Gardens in Ann Arbor, Mich.