Welniak, DiBenedetto engaged

Gregory DiBenedetto and Samantha Leigh Welniak

Edward J. and Kimberly N. Welniak of Charlotte Hall announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Leigh Welniak, to Gregory DiBenedetto, son of William and Karen DiBenedetto of Raleigh, N.C.

Dr. Welniak graduated from La Plata High School, received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from University of North Carolina, Wilmington, and a medical degree from St. George’s University, Grenada West Indies. She is practicing internal medicine at Shands Hospital, University of Florida, Gainesville.

Lt. DiBenedetto graduated from Millbrook High School, Raleigh, N.C., and received a bachelor of science degree in economics and a bachelor of arts degree in finance from University of North Carolina, Wilmington. He is a Navy pilot stationed in Jacksonville, Fla.

An April 2018 wedding is planned.