Mr. and Mrs. Barry Smith of Payson and Mr. and Mrs. Larry Payne of Mesa are pleased to announce the engagement of Shaya Marie Smith and Jimmy Payne, both of Mesa.
Shaya graduated from Payson High School in 1995, and in 1999 she graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education. She has taught first grade at Queen Creek Elementary School for a period of four years. She will receive her Master's Degree from NAU in May.
Jimmy is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Engineering. He is currently a Lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force.
They plan to be married July 12, 2003, after which they will reside at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio.