Regina and Michael Clapper of Stockton Springs, and Kevin McAvoy Sr. and his fiancée, Michelle Brown of Belfast, announce the engagement of their son, Pfc. Alex Preston McAvoy, to Paige Ashley Spurgeon, daughter of Sgt. Timothy and Mardee Spurgeon of Lawton, Okla.

The bride-to-be will graduate from Eisenhower High School in Lawton, Okla., in May.

The groom-to-be is a 2008 graduate of the Reach School in Bucksport and enlisted in the Army soon after graduation. He is stationed at Fort Sill, Okla.

A July 23 wedding is planned in Lawton, with a reception to follow in Maine the next week.