Mount Alvernia High School, Newton, Massachusetts

   Senior Symposium     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 Lewis Heim, senior history teacher, and Miss Eileen McLaughlin, senior English teacher. The students' papers are bound and become part of the permanent collection in the school library.
Web Site     This Web site presents an overview of the Symposium papers and Art Thesis. It was created by the senior Advanced Technology classes, under the direction of Mrs. Tatyana Finegold, technology coordinator and Mrs. Melissa Kinch, technology instructor.
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   S t u d e n t  A u t h o r  H i s t o r y  T o p i c
 Melissa  Allen  O.E. Rolvaag   Norwegian Immigration in the 19th and Early 20th Centuries: Reasons, Challenges, and Adaptations
 Rachael  Bennett  Kay Boyle   Early Nazism in Germany
 Lisa  Carr  David Sedaris   Mark Twain's Journey to Becoming America's Best Humorist
 Lauren  Connolly  Elizabeth Bowen   Ireland and Britain During World War I
 Andrea  Conroy  Gish Jen   The Social Changes of Mao's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
 Casey  Corbett  Sharon Creech   Engineering and Environmental Factors that Caused the Titanic Disaster