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
 Amanda Aragones  Robert Galbraith   The History of the Metropolitan Police, London
 Rebecca Bahnam  Chris Bohjalian   A History of the Phoenicians
 Sarah Biagiotti  Anthony Burgess   The Individualís Search for Independence in Burgessí Dystopian Societies
 Kayla Churchill  Charlotte Bronte   The Roots and Evolution of American Rodeos
 Kelli Cronin  Paul Beatty   The Turbulent Race Relations of Twentieth Century Chicagoland
 Mary Rose Dillon  Shirley Jackson   The Loss of the Samurai Tradition in the Modernization of Japan
 Gaoyun (Cassie) Ding  Antoine de Saint-Exupery   The Indivisible Relationship between China and Taiwan: Pros and Cons
 Brooke Dougherty  Heather Gudenkauf   A History of Infanticide