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
 Olivia  Azulay  Dean  Koontz   Law Enforcement and Organized Crime: The Cases of Whitey Bulger and Lucky Luciano
 Katherine  Brooks  George R.R.  Martin   The Peloponnesian War and the Downfall of the Greek Golden Age
 Abigail  Campbell  Flannery  O'Connor   The Assassins and Effects of Assassination: Charles Guiteau and Leon Czolgosz
 Theresa  Chiozzi  Sarah  Dessen   Exploring the Mind of Sigmund Freud: Childhood Roots of Freudís Theory of Psychoanalysis
 Phionna-Cayola  Claude  Alex  Berenson   A History of Wahhabism: The Challenge of Al-Qaeda
 Caroline  Clinton  Wally  Lamb   The Prejudicial Characteristics of the Lobotomy in the Twentieth Century