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
Ms. Rebecca Brown, 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
 Alexa  Goode  Bryce Courtenay   The Reconstruction of South Africa after Apartheid
 Olivia  Heim  Jonathan Coe   Anthony Blunt: A Spy Exposed
 Victoria  Heinsohn  Thomas Harris   A History of the Sociological Dimensions of Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Illness
 Kathleen  Higgins  Sylvia Plath   Lifting the Veil: The Status of Women in Iran from Pahlavi to Khomeini
 Megan  Hines  Chuck Palahniuk   A History of Anarchism: Goals and Methods
 Catherine  Kelliher  Mary Gaitskill   The Development of Nineteenth Century British Leisure Activities: The Seaside