Casey Mendez of Kearney and Brian Symington of McCook announce their engagement and upcoming wedding. Parents of the couple are Robert and Patricia Mendez of Kearney, John Symington of Vinton, Iowa, and Kerrilyn Symington of McCook. The bride-to-be is a 1998 graduate of Kearney High School in Kearney. She has a bachelor's degree in political science. She is corporate auditor for The Buckle, Inc., in Kearney. The prospective bridegroom is a 1998 graduate of McCook High School and has a bachelor's degree in political science and Spanish. He is a sales representative for Sears in Kearney. The couple is planning a June 7, 2003, ceremony at the home of the parents of the bride-to-be in Kearney.