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
 Allison  O'Hara  John le Carre   Defectors and Their Role in Cold War Espionage
 Katherine  O'Malley  Jack Kerouac   Wandering Through the Hard Times of America
 Nicole  Palladino  Tim O'Brien   American War Heroes and Political Leadership
 Stacy  Panagopoulos  Tatiana de Rosnay   The Extermination of Innocent Jewish Lives under the Vichy Regime
 Norina  Reda  Sandra Cisneros   Indigenous peoples and Spaniards in Mexico: the Development of a Mestizo Culture
 Elina  Saint-Elme  Tom Stoppard   The Indian Reservation Policy: Unintended Consequences