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Western 'RoboDoves' soaring in robotics

Western 'RoboDoves' soaring in robotics

Each member of the Western High School Robotics team brings a range of individual strengths that help them compete, everything from a knack for maneuvering a remote control to extraordinary math and science skills. But, they say, they also have a competitive edge that's harder to match: girl power.

It's what members on the all-girl team — called the "RoboDoves" after Western's mascot — say has helped them soar onto the national and international robotics scene, an intellectual sport that has traditionally been dominated by males and suburban school districts.

Next month, Western will head to Anaheim, Calif., to compete in the 2012 VEX Robotics High School World...