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
 Lauren  Freeman  Michael  Connelly   The History of the Los Angeles Police Department
 Jacqueline  Giovanucci  Dan  Brown   The Illuminati Infiltration into Enlightenment Era Society
 Irene  Guo  Ann  Radcliffe   Nanjing Massacre: A Rift between China and Japan
 Abigail  Hathaway  John  Grisham   The Secret Service: From Investigators to Protectors
 Karen  Huang  Alice  Munro   How the Great Depression Motivated Two Capitalist Nations to Make Changes
 Brittany  Irwin  Maria  McCann   The English Civil War: Cavaliers vs. Roundheads and all of England