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
 Alexis  Tice  Edwidge Danticat   Haitian Immigration and Religious Practices
 Danielle  Trahon  Katherine Anne Porter   The Health and Well- Being of Soldiers during World War I
 Erin  Treseler  James T. Farrell   Franklin D. Roosevelt and Adolf Hitler's Uses of Radio
 Katherine  Willard  Anita Shreve   The Relationship of John and Abigail Adams
 Esperanza  Wilson  Ralph Ellison   Nazi Eugenics and Human Experimentation
 Amy  Zahlaway  Truman Capote   Pop Art: 1960s a Revolution of Styles,Objects and Images in Art