Calli Brielle McIntyre is currently a high school honor student at Pinecrest High School.
She was a 2015 Top Ten National Youth Activist Award nominee for the multiple service projects she has initiated and participated in with Crowning Purpose, Inc. She is the reigning Miss Moore County's Outstanding Teen in the Miss North Carolina Scholarship Organization.
— CALLI BRIELLE MCINTYRE —
One third of children with food allergies report that they have been bullied specifically because of their allergies—Calli is one of them. As a result, Calli became a food allergy advocate, and has created and participated in a number of events and partnered with organizations around the country for continued advocacy. She has hosted several Be a PAL: Protect A Life events to educate students and teachers on how to recognize anaphylaxis and how to keep peers safe. In 2014, she hosted her first Teal Pumpkin Project to provide allergy safe treats at Halloween. Calli was featured in a FARE publication (formerly FAAN) because of her work in this area. During Calli's 2015 reign as Miss NC Junior High school with B.R.A.V.E, the official platform of the Miss High School America Organization, she reached over two thousand preschool and elementary students with empowering steps to put an end to bullying. Calli believes that the earlier you equip children with the proper tools to defeat a bully, the more successful they will be in their teen years. Calli has written and illustrated a children's book that addresses bullying and food allergies that was published in spring 2015. Copies of her book, "The Anteater That Couldn't Eat Ants", are donated to school and county libraries though Crowning Purpose, Inc. Net proceeds from sales of her book are donated to food allergy research and anti- bullying education. Calli is currently working with her local state representatives to get North Carolina House Bill 520 passed, which would require restaurants in North Carolina to complete training on food allergies. Calli doesn't let her allergies slow her down. She loves to travel and she was fortunate to have the opportunity to be an exchange student to France in 2015.