Laurel resident James Whitfield is engaged to Leslie Hill

  • Leslie Akosua Hill and James Daniel Whitfield
Leslie Akosua Hill and James Daniel Whitfield (Submitted photo )
July 26, 2011

Wendelin and James Whitfield Jr., of Laurel, announce the engagement of their son, James Daniel Whitfield, to Leslie Akosua Hill, daughter of Joan and Zachary Hill, of New Albany, Ohio.

The future groom is a 2002 graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School, where he was a county wrestling champion and ran track. A 2006 graduate of Morehouse College with double majors in chemistry and mathematics, he earned a master's degree from Harvard University in 2009. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in chemistry at Harvard University.

The bride-to-be graduated from Columbus School for Girls in 2003 and graduated with double majors from Wellesley College in 2007. She received a master's degree in international studies from Ohio University in 2010.

An August wedding is planned in Ohio.

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