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
 Katherine  Sampson  Donna  Tartt   Progressivism in the American Eugenics Movement and Its Influence on Nazi Germany
 Meaghan  Simonds  Edgar Allan  Poe   Changes in Capital Punishment and Torture Practices since the Eighteenth Century
 Catherine  Stapleton  Mark  Haddon   The Transformations in Vogue Throughout the Decades
 Victoria  Tice-Alarcon  Mary Higgins  Clark   Gangs and Political Power: Mara Salvatrucha and Black Shirts
 Kara  Walsh  Chaim  Potok   Modern Hebrew: A Demonstration of Jewish Nationalism
 Rui  Zhu  Natsume  Soseki   The Occupation of Japan: An Unfinished Odyssey in Search of Democracy