The K-12 school system fossils can’t imagine that it might be good for a middle school girl to be out of school winning an international competition. So they threw DC’s truancy law at her. They can’t imagine that she might be learning during competition. And they don’t care that she is earning As in school.
Having no other options, her parents removed her from school and are home schooling her. She would have traveled as a representative of DC public schools. But, no, they don’t want that.