Karen and Barry Freeman of Solon happily announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ciara Freeman, to Maxwell Beckett Barnett, son of Hallie and Benjamin Barnett of Beachwood.

Rebecca is the granddaughter of Francene and Stanley Freeman of Lyndhurst and Judith Schiff and the late Rear Adm. Richard Schiff of Lancaster, Pa. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The Ohio State University and is pursuing a master’s degree in speech language pathology at Eastern Michigan University.

Maxwell is the grandson of Sharon Miller Eichenbaum and the late Fred Eichenbaum of Lyndhurst, Harry Barnett and the late Mary Barnett of Atlanta, Deborah and John Fialka of Denver, Robert Leventhal of Silver Spring, Md., and Clarence Jacobs of Jerusalem. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Ithaca College and works in sales for Top Rated Online in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Rebecca and Max met in BBYO and were high school sweethearts. Though they attended college in different states, they maintained a long-distance relationship.

The couple is planning a May 2020 wedding and they look forward to spending the rest of their lives together.