Dr. Thomas and Jan Ireland of Tupelo, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Ann Ireland, to Luke Allan Kuiper, son of the Rev. Mark and Tammy Kuiper of Creve Coeur. The bride-to-be is a 2010 honors graduate of Tupelo High School where she captained the 2009-2010 state championship swim team and is a member of the Hall of Fame. She graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi in Oxford where she will return this fall to pursue a master of modern languages degree specializing in linguistics. Her fiance, who also attended Tupelo High School, graduated in 2011 from Westminster Christian Academy, Town and Country, where he captained the football team in his senior year.