Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wright III of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Rita Cecil Sandner Wright, to Hobart Amory King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Steven King of Birmingham.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Joseph E. Sandner Jr. and the late Mr. Sandner of Birmingham and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Wright Jr. of Aliceville.
Miss Wright is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School and a magna cum laude graduate of the University of Montevallo, where she received a bachelor’s degree in mass communications with a concentration in broadcasting and was a member and served as vice president of Alpha Gamma Delta social sorority. She is a member of Golden Key International honor society, Alpha Epsilon Rho honor society and past chapter president of the National Broadcasting Society. She was presented at the Beaux Arts Krewe Ball, Ball of Roses, Heritage Ball and Redstone Club Ball. Miss Wright is currently employed in Birmingham.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Dr. and Mrs. Aubrey Wilson King Jr. of Birmingham and Mr. and Mrs. Hobart Amory McWhorter of Birmingham as well as the late Gordon Jackson Bell of Nashville.
Mr. King is a graduate of Washington and Lee University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He is a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and served as rush chairman. He received a master’s degree in applied statistics from the University of Alabama, where he received the award for Most Outstanding Master’s Student in Applied Statistics. Mr. King is employed with J.P. Morgan Chase.
The wedding is Nov. 22.