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Nearly 100 compete in Baby Show
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Christopher Wayne Heffington wore a smile during Wednesday’s Baby Show and won the title as Best All Around Boy. - photo by Lisa Hobbs
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Reese Bouldin waves to the crowd after being selected as Best All Around Girl during the Baby Show. - photo by Lisa Hobbs

Almost 100 children vied for titles Wednesday during the 2021 AAUW Baby Show.

Winning favor with the judges and taking home the top crowns were Reese Bouldin and Christopher Wayne Heffington. The two won first place in their respective categories and were later chosen as Best All Around Girl and Best All Around Boy.

Reese is the 39-month-old daughter of Jase and Leanne Bouldin. Christopher is the 46-month-old son of Amber Cobb and Brandon Heffington.

This year’s competition had two sets of twins: Piper and Savannah Crouch, 26 months, and Levi Ryder and Zander Brooks Jefferson, 35 months. After all received first-place trophies, the Jefferson twins were selected as Best All Around Twins.

Piper and Savannah are the daughters of Ryan and Penny Crouch. Levi and Zander are the sons of Shana Mason.

The baby show featured a rarity – one set of triplets. The 15-month-old daughters of Aaron Taylor and Kelsey Taylor are named Avery Rose, Ayla Raine and Aubrey Rhyan. They received first-place trophies and were named Best All Around Triplets.

According to event organizer Angela Brock, it has been three decades since the show attracted a set of triplets. 

Rounding out the other category winners: 

6-12 month girls – Berkley Kate Smedley, first place; Carli Elizabeth Pack, second; Aradessa Joslynn Lou Hillis, third. 

6-12 month boys – Samuel Hollis Qualls, first place; Liam Andre Savage, second; Myles Rhett Lowery, third. 

12-18 month girls – Lakelynn Michelle Davis, first place; Leah Jane Smith, second; Amelia Shone, third.

12-18 month boys – River Blake Driver, first place; Dakota Gene Criddle, second; Talon Blair, third. 

18-24 month girls – Everly Arabella Grayce Pollard, first place; Blaze Tayne Terry, second; Olivia Denise Kilgore, third.

18-24 months boys – Traeton Hobbs, first place; Owen Webb, second; Mason Oakley Nation, third.

24-30 month girls – Maggie Jo Walters, first place; Stormy Self, second; Raven Kate Wanamaker, third.

30-36 month girls – Alyrica Jessica Jade Roberts, first place; Hannah Brooke Gross, second; Skylynn Rayne Rogers, third.

36-43 month girls – Reese Bouldin, first; Emma Grace Higgins, second; Mayleigh Marie Sharrock, third.

36-42 month boys – Declan Knox Parkhurst, first place; Joshua James “J.J.” Vahda, second. 

42-48 month girls – Xitlali Jasmine Jenning, first place; Alissa Scott “Ali” St. Clair, second; Sloan Rylie Pearsall, third.