Steve and Carol Parsons of Rapid City, SD, are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melinda Katherine "Kate" Parsons to Mr. Bady Shadid, son of Mousa and Nadia Shadid of Olney, MD. Kate is a 2006 graduate of Wheaton High School in Maryland and has 2010 Bachelors Degree in Communication/Journalism from Towson University and a 2015 Masters degree in Education from the University of Maryland. She now teaches at Cesar Chavez School of Public Policy - Parkside Campus in Washington, DC. Bady is a 2004 graduate of Montrose Christian School in Rockville, MD. He earned his Apprentice, CFC, and Journeyman licenses after graduating from the ACCA program at Montgomery College-Rockville MD in 2004. He is now a HVAC Engineer in the DC Metro Area. A June 2018 wedding is planned in Maryland and they plan to reside in Olney, MD.