Little Miss Headland

Little Miss Headland 1971-72 – Jennifer Adams placed 1st runner up in the Little Miss National Peanut Pageant, the 1st girl to get that close. This is the 2nd highest placement of any former Little Miss Headland and the only 1st runner up Headland has had that we know of. She also placed in the top 5 finalists in the Miss Headland Pageant 1981.

Jennifer Diane Adams was born on November 2, 1964 and sadly passed away on November 11, 2017 after having just turned 53 due to cancer. She is the third of three former Little Misses who have passed away. The City of Headland is proud to remember her for this special anniversary.

Jennifer is the daughter of Jerry and Jean Adams (Headland) and the granddaughter of Gray & Ruth Adams (Headland) and Carolyn Skyles (Headland). Her siblings include brother, Jeff, and sisters, Janet & Julia. She graduated from Headland High School in 1982, received a B.S. Degree in Home Economics Education from the University of Montevallo in 1986 and a Master's of Science Degree in Human Environmental Sciences from the University of Alabama in 1989. She also studied in England with the BBC with an internship in HES. From 1988 to 2007, Jennifer taught Family & Consumer Science in Tuscaloosa City School System and became a Nation Board Certified teacher. At the time of her illness, she was employed by the State of Alabama Department of Education as an Alabama Education Specialist and the FCCLA State Advisor beginning in 2007. She received a national award as the FCCLA State Advisor of the Year in 2014. The Jennifer Diane Adams Memorial Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in July 2018 for undergraduate students who enroll full time at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Trivia: Jennifer also was the Henry County Little Miss Maid of Cotton 1972-73. Her cousin, Sharon Snell was Little Miss Headland 1964.

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