My name is Mekale Buckner. I am a freshman at Kentucky Wesleyan College. I attended Fairdale High School and played varsity football. I am a dedicated student athlete with hopes of becoming a physical therapist. I am the first in my family to attend college, and I’m being a model for my little brother. I’ve worked very hard to get to where I am and am willing to work harder to get to where I want to be. I have a shortage for funding my first year of college, I’ve tried to find a job on campus but I’m conflicted because I need to focus on school and I’m playing football. The pandemic is also making things difficult. My family is so proud and helping in anyway that they can.