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Villa Student Who Scored Perfect 36 on ACT, Also Scores 1000th Career Point

Senior Ben Zalla scored his 1000th point for the Villa Madonna Academny Vikings boys basketball team.

Zalla nailed a layup in the Vikings' 69-68 double overtime win against Dayton.

This is not the first high achievement for the teen.

He also scored a perfect 36 on the ACT.

Zalla, of Taylor Mill, was also recently named a candidate in the 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. That candidacy is awarded to students based on strong academic or artistic abilities, leadership skills, and involvement in their communities and schools.

Nearly 4,500 students were selected as candidates.

-Staff report

Photo: Ben Zalla (provided by Tony Wagner)