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The first-ever Greater Buffalo Junior Robotic Surgeon Challenge 2014 saw a tie for first place between Alex Tryjankowski of Clarence High School and Taylor Goodman of Hamburg High School. They each received a $750 scholarship to be applied toward post-secondary or trade education.

Other winners:

Third place: Ryan Zuwalski, St. Francis High School, $250 scholarship and special certificate

Best Essay Award: Ananya Murthy, Williamsville East High School, “Overview of Robot-assisted surgery,” $100 scholarship and certificate of achievement

Best Quotation Award: Claudine Karambizi, Nardin Academy, $100 scholarship and special certificate

(Claudine’s quote: “Dreaming doesn’t change the world, thinking does. Roswell Park allows youth to not only dream, but to think and achieve.”)

Best Overall RoSS (Robotic Surgical Simulator) Score: Jordan Karnyski, East Aurora High School, $100 scholarship and special certificate

Best Team Spirit Award: East Aurora High School, signed jersey and special certificate

Scholastic Bowl first place: Clarence High School, signed jersey and special certificate

Scholastic Bowl second place: Mount St. Mary Academy, signed hockey stick and special certificate

Scholastic Bowl third place: East Aurora High School, plaque and special certificate

Roswell Park is now accepting applications for the next Junior Robotic Surgeon Challenge, to be offered during the summer of 2015. Send inquiries to Erinn.Field@RoswellPark.org.

Taking the Challenge