Avery Gagliano is a piano prodigy who has played worldwide and managed to maintain straight A's in school. But according to reports from the Washington Post, she's also run afoul of some elements within the Washington, D.C. public school system. Her offense: She missed school to go abroad for piano competitions.
As a result, she is now, as of this writing, a former public school student (though the Post column triggered the head of the schools to say publicly she is welcome back). A DCPS spokesperson referred HuffPost to this statement.
Watch the video above to see Gagliano doing the very thing that landed her in hot water with DCPS.