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.
R e c o r d s 37 t o 42 o f 48   SENiOR ART THESiS
   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
 Michelle  Morganelli  Steig Larsson   A History of Early Childhood Education and Care in Sweden
 Mackenzie  Mulhern  Wally Lamb   A History of Juvenile Justice in America
 Christine  Murphy  Charles Frazier   The Marriage of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd
 Stephanie  Romero  Bernhard Schlink   The Controversial Life of Leni Riefenstahl
 Siobhan  Ryan  Billie Letts   A History of Las Vegas and Gambling
 Katherine  Shea  Alice McDermott   Irish Immigrants in American Cities: 1920s to the 1950s