Mount Alvernia High School, Newton, MA
All seniors at Mount Alvernia High School are required to complete a Senior Symposium project. This project is the culmination of their years of preparation in English and in history. It consists of a research paper for history, an analytical paper for English, reflective essays, and a formal oral presentation, all under the direction of Dr. Melissa Heim, senior history teacher, and Mrs. Denise Bowser, senior English teacher. The students' papers are bound and become part of the permanent collection in the school library. This Web site presents an overview of each student's Symposium papers. In addition, each senior art student completes a Senior Art Thesis, under the direction of Mrs. Joan Nelson, senior art teacher.
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Student Author History Topic  
Andrea  Allen
Astrid  Lindgren
“The Vikings: Their Voyages West”

Kaitlyn  Amedio
John  LeCarré
"Espionage During the Cold War in Germany"

Lauren  Bartinelli
Ludwig  Bemelmans
“The Establishment of Reformatory Schools in Conjunction with the School System and Prison System”

Danielle  Burke
Kaye  Gibbons
“Southern Women and the Civil War”

Tracy  Byrne
Raymond  Chandler
"Writers in Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s"

Joanna  Capraro
Nevil  Shute
“Japan After the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki”

Lindsay  Chalmers
Cathy  Song
"The Annexation of Hawaii"

Alexandra  Culliton
Willa  Cather
“Maria Montessori: Her Life and the Method”

Emily  Cunningham
José  Donoso
"The US Involvement in the 1973 Coup in Chile"

Sara  Davis
Carlos  Fuentes
"The 1968 Mexico City Olympics"

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