In 3rd grade, dd told the teachers that they had missed one for GT and that person was added. Then she made more recommendations as the year went on- and all were accepted. (GT at that age was based on teacher rec and the teacher had never taught GT kids before). It doesn't hurt to speak up-- unless the process is so automated that people don't really have a say.
Wow...that must have spoken volumes to your DD about her ability to both 'know what she knows' and 'do something positive about it.'
Thanks for sharing that story