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
 Krystelle  Ghanem  Anna Godbersen   The Astors and the Vanderbilts: Wealthy New York Families in the Gilded Age
 Mary Elizabeth  Gibson  William Faulkner   The Freedmen's Bureau: Problems and Resolutions
 Julia  Gilligan Corsetti  Barbara Kingsolver   The History of Animal Rights
 Meagan  Grimm  Elizabeth Strout   The Hungarian Revolution of 1956
 Jillian  Hardy  Italo Calvino   Marco Polo and His Travels
 Eva  Haschak  Nancy Huston   A History of the Venice Biennale