Miss Wiregrass Area’s Outstanding Teen 2013 Kyra Callens with her aunt, breast cancer survivor Violet Smiley. Photo courtesy of Mimi and Katherine Fuller.
Oak Mountain Middle School eighth grader Kyra Callens was crowned Miss Wiregrass Area’s Outstanding Teen 2013 on Sept. 29. With her new title, she has been working on her platform to help fight breast cancer.
He grandmother, great aunt and several cousins are survivors, and her 45-year-old aunt Violet Smiley of Vestavia was recently diagnoses.
Kyra participated in the “Shades of Hope” team at Race for the Cure on Oct. 20 and is an active volunteer for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. She also worked with local businesses to raise money and awareness through silent auction and luncheons during the month of October.