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Forty Fort girl sings National Anthem at NBA game

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBRE/WYOU) -- A little girl with a big voice had the opportunity of a lifetime over the weekend.

Apple Passetti from Luzerne County performed the Star-Spangled Banner in Washington, D.C.

The eight-year-old stole the show during Sunday's Washington Wizards game against the New York Knicks.

Passetti comes from a military family, and she likes singing the National Anthem to honor our veterans.

The third grader has traveled up and down the east coast, but she just celebrated her biggest achievement yet.

"There were these lights, and they were shining on me, and when I was walking off the stage, there was a machine that came down on cable wires that shot out fire!" said Passetti.

She's no stranger to the spotlight.  In fact, Eyewitness News talked to her when she was just a toddler and the youngest contestant when the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders held their National Anthem tryouts five years ago.

Passetti said she hopes to sing for the President at the White House someday.


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