The March calendar for Sugar Bowl Academy eighth-grade student-athlete Sam Zabell - never mind going to school, keeping up with homework, practicing violin and traveling to Reno weekly to play in the Youth Symphony Orchestra - looks something like this:
- March 2nd: California Central Valley Regional Spelling Bee
- March 7th-14th: Junior Olympics in Minneapolis, Minnesota, racing up in age against the best Nordic J2's in the country.
Things could get even busier from there.
If Zabell wins the Sacramento Bee, he would qualify to compete at the National Spelling Bee in May in Washington D.C., shortly before performing in Los Angeles with the Reno YSO in June at Disney Concert Hall and Disneyland.
How does he do it? Will The Force 'bee' with him this spring? And what about The Braid?