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
 Mary Kate  Conley  Reggie  Nadelson   The USSR: How Rock ní Roll and Jazz Led to Cultural Repression and the Collapse of the Soviet Union
 Yazmin  Cotterell  Marisha  Pessl   Soviet Psychiatry: Science Manipulated for Political Repression
 Lauren  daSilva  Claire  Messud   The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755: An Event of Mass Destruction
 Kathleen  Doogan  Veronica  Roth   The Flaws in Margaret Meadís Samoan Fieldwork
 Casey  Ellms  Zadie  Smith   Queen Elizabeth IIís Devotion to the Commonwealth of Nations
 Jacqueline  Flaherty  Dennis  Lehane   The Hidden Truth Behind North Koreaís Mass Demonstrations