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Athlete Spotlight

Meet Diana Halleman

Diane Halleman

Diana Halleman

What team do you participate on?
Bristol Warren Huskies

What sports do you compete in?
Track & Field

Where did you go to school?
Mount Hope High School in Bristol

Do you have a job? If so, tell us about it?
Yes, I do have a job. My family and I own an eyeglass shop. I help people select their glasses.

Why did you choose to participate in the Athlete Leadership University program?
Because I wanted to try something new.

What do you hope to accomplish through your involvement with this program?
I want to learn new things in Special Olympics – things like leadership skills and how to be a spokesperson.

What do you enjoy doing for fun?
I like to hang out with my family. We have a lot of fun when we’re all together! We play cards and games.

Is there anything else about yourself that you would like to share?
I am compassionate, caring and kind.

The Athlete Spotlight Series

The Athlete Spotlight series shines a light on remarkable individuals from Special Olympics Rhode Island who are either currently enrolled in or have successfully completed our Athlete Leadership University program. These inspiring athletes undergo comprehensive leadership training, acquiring both knowledge and skills. Through hands-on experiences in roles of responsibility, they collaborate with leaders who do not have intellectual or developmental disabilities, contributing to the development of inclusive environments. Join us in celebrating these dedicated individuals and their impactful journey within our community!