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
 Una Gavin  Ha Jin   A Modern History of Art Forgery
 Mary Gosselin  Lauren Groff   A History of Women in Athletics and Volleyball
 Kexin (Amber) Han  Wilkie Collins   Domestic Issues in China and Japan during the 1970s to 2000s: Differences and Similarities
 Grace Jessiman  George Eliot   Robespierre’s Culpability and Connection to the Reign of Terror and the French Revolution
 Dominique Knipper-Davis  Jami Attenberg   A History of the Enigma Code-Breakers
 Theresa Lizotte  E.M. Forster   Louis IX and the Seventh Crusade
 Christine Loughran  Hanya Yanagihara   A History of the United States’ Dominance over Puerto Rico
 Bethan Grace Martin  Joan Didion   Combatants: Militaristic vs. Political Reponses to the Cuban Missile Crisis