• Posted: Saturday, December 15, 2012 11:33 p.m.
    UPDATED: Sunday, December 16, 2012 7:41 a.m.
Katie Hood and Zack West
Katie Hood and Zack West

M.G. (Ret.) and Mrs. Jay Hood announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Hood of Columbia, SC to Zack West of Columbia, SC, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill West of Aiken, SC.

The wedding is planned for April 21, 2013 at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens in Charleston, SC.

The bride-elect is the maternal granddaughter of the late Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. Ray Maladowitz and the paternal granddaughter of Col. (Ret.) and Mrs. William Hood of Pittsburg, KS.

She is a 2006 graduate of Wando High School. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.A. degree in Psychology and an Ed.S. degree in Marriage, Family and Couples Counseling. She is employed by Richland Two School District Intervention Services.

The bridegroom-elect is the maternal grandson of the late Mr. Don Taylor, Jr. and the late Mrs. Nelma Taylor, and step-grandson of Mrs. Patricia Taylor of Aiken, SC. He is a paternal grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dave West and the late Mrs. Ida West.

He is a 2004 graduate of South Aiken High School. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering. He is employed by SCANA-SCE&G.

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