Miss Historic 66’s Outstanding Teen Helps Raise Awareness of Hunger in the Ozarks
Bryiar Callaway is an honor roll student, sings in the choir and dances competitively. She also has an ambitious goal: to make hunger history.
She began volunteering with Ozarks Food Harvest last August. Bryiar has spent time sorting food in the warehouse, packing Senior Food boxes, collecting donations at the Turkey Trot food drive and wrapping holiday gifts for donations at Five Pound Apparel. She also volunteers at the Community Kitchen of Hood United Methodist Church in Republic.
Bryiar’s mission to fight hunger began before she even thought about competing in a local Miss America Pageant. But after entering the pageant world, hunger relief became her official platform.
“I had volunteered for other causes, but I really enjoyed working at Ozarks Food Harvest and volunteering at the Community Kitchen in my hometown,” she shared. “I wanted to choose a platform that could help a large number of citizens in my community.”
When she’s not taking dance classes at Springfield Little Theater or preparing for an upcoming pageant, Miss Historic 66’s Outstanding Teen genuinely enjoys serving the community.
“It makes me happy knowing that I did something to help someone in need. I didn’t know the large number of people who have hunger insecurity in Southwest Missouri,” she expressed. “Since I just completed middle school, I think about hunger among teens. I would like to continue to think of ways to help teens because they are more challenging. They might not ask for help for fear of being judged.”
This month, Bryiar will compete for Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen. She will demonstrate communication skills, talent, wellness, community service and academic achievement.
“I can’t wait to share my platform with the contestants and judges,” she said.
We’re thankful for Bryiar’s commitment to hunger relief in the Ozarks and wish her the best of luck in her upcoming pageant!
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