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
 Morgan Pepe  H.G. Wells   La Malinche: Betrayer of Her People or Exemplary Woman?
 Cinzia Presti  William Shakespeare   A History of 20th Century Music Festivals as Catalysts for Change
 Jiaxuan (Serena) Qian  Mo Yan   An Assessment of Jiang Jieshi’s Leadership
 Samantha Ricci  Kate Atkinson   The Influence of the Media on the Public Perception of the War in Vietnam
 Christina Sears  William Peter Blatty   The 20th Century Prison System and Escapes in the U.S.
 Meghan Shaffer  Kazuo Ishiguro   A History of Artistic and Cultural Responses to Polio and AIDS in 20th Century America
 Lily Sisson  Jojo Moves   The History of Tourism in Australia
 Zoe Sweeney  Joseph Heller   The History of Hitler Youth and Building a Nation