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Middle School Student Receives "Yes I Can" Award

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She's a Girl Scout, a biker, and even a junior tour guide at the Dakota Zoo.

One Horizon Middle School student is proving she can do just about anything, and she's being awarded for her positive attitude.

It seems there's nothing this eighth grader can't do.

She cheers. She dances. She even plays the flute.

Liz Romanick is a Bismarck student with Down Syndrome who never lets that stop her from doing what any other student can do, and more.

"Liz is a hard working student and very interested in playing her instrument." says Horizon Middle School Band Director Randy Salzer.

The pint sized performer has won a "Yes I Can" award for her participation in extracurricular activities from the Council for Exceptional Children.

The group supports kids with disabilities.

She says winning the award was an amazing experience.

"I feel like super excited like sometimes I can feel a tingle in my hand and I get a little teary." says Liz Romanick.

Liz credits her family and teachers at Horizon Middle School for keeping her so focused and active.

"They want me to be happy, be proud of your work, have effort." says Liz Romanick.

But teachers and friends say it's Liz's electric personality that touches everyone around her.

"Her fellow classmates love her. She is so well received throughout the building." says Horizon Middle School Band Director Randy Salzer.

"She's grown like so much, and even in our friendship too. She has gotten so close to me and that makes me feel really good about it because I've never had a friend like her before." says friend Ali Portra.

"It makes us aware of students in all situations in life. And it makes us more receptive as teachers and we've become adaptable so that we can, you know, touch students at all levels." says Horizon Middle School Band Director Randy Salzer.

As Liz heads into high school next year, she has big plans for the future.

"I want to be like a famous popstar. I want to be the next big thing on Disney Radio," says Liz Romanick.

With some hard work and a little luck she just might get there.

On Friday Liz marched in the Bismarck Band Night parade along with her fellow classmates.

She's been playing the flute since elementary school.

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