The engagement of Alexandrea Cookson and Nicholas Burry has been announced by her parents.
The bride-to-be, of Payson, Ill., is a daughter of Chris and Jimmy Creasy of Payson and Bryan and Nicole Cookson of Golden, Ill. She graduated from Seymour High School in Payson in 2014 and will graduate from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill., in May with a bachelor's degree in communication.
The prospective bridegroom is a son of Matt and Stephanie Burry of Quincy. He graduated from Quincy High School in 2011 and from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls in December 2016 with a bachelor's degree in exercise science.
A Sept. 23 wedding is planned.