Claire Marshall, a 2003 graduate of Bainbridge High School, is engaged to marry Michael Messinger of Florence, Mass.
Marshall, the daughter of Becky Fox Marshall of Bainbridge Island, graduated from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. in 2007 with a degree in political science, and then worked for the Minnesota Attorney General before attending Northeastern University Law School in Boston. She graduated with a juris doctor degree in May 2013 and is now studying for the bar exam.
Messinger, the son of Scott Messinger and Jan Szymaszek of Florence, Mass., graduated in 2003 from Northampton High School and then from Macalester College in 2007 with a degree in history. He graduated in 2012 from Suffolk University Law School, Boston, with a juris doctor degree. He works as Legislative Aide to Massachusetts State Representative Josh Cutler.
Although they attended the same college, the couple met in Minneapolis a year after they both graduated.
They became engaged at the Point White Dock on Bainbridge Island in 2011 and plan on an August wedding at the Manor House at Pleasant Beach on Bainbridge.