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Headland, Alabama - Gem of the Wiregrass
Headland, Alabama - Gem of the Wiregrass
Headland, Alabama - Gem of the Wiregrass

Little Miss Headland 1986-87 – Aja Nicole Wade made history for Headland when she became the only Little Miss Headland in our history to win the title of Little Miss National Peanut Festival in the 1986 pageant. Aja is the daughter of Bruce & Sheila Wade (Headland) and the granddaughter of Walter & Cleo Wade (Headland) and Johnny & Ruth Casey (Wicksburg). She is a 1997 graduate of Headland High School.

Aja has been married to Scott Heck for 15 years and she has one son, Tyler Winchester, and three stepchildren which include stepsons, Scott A. Heck & Harrison Heck and stepdaughter, Darian Heck. She is a manager for Dillard's in Dothan.

Trivia: Aja's cousin, Emily Purdue is also a former Little Miss Headland 1997-98.

Little Miss Headland Photos - Left & bottom left from the night she won and far right an official portrait. Little Miss National Peanut Photos - Middle top an official portrait, middle bottom and middle left from the night she won the title.

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