The engagement of Emily Zalewski of New Kensington, Pa., to Andrew Snyder of Tamaqua, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Edward and Cathy Zalewski, New Kensington. She is a 2006 graduate of Valley High School, and is currently attending the Coast Guard Academy. She expects to graduate in 2011 with a degree in marine and environmental science.

The prospective bridegroom is the son of Burdell and Francine Snyder of Tamaqua. He is a 2006 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School, and is currently attending the Coast Guard Academy. He is expected to graduate in 2011 with a degree in civil engineering.

A wedding is planned for May of 2011.