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
 Kayleigh Duggan  Pat Barker   Women on the Home Fronts of World War I
 Kiera Duggan  Keith Donohue   A History of Multiple Sclerosis
 Danielle Dumont  Laura Amy Schlitz   Celiac Disease and Diet Reform
 Elizabeth Ellms  Ken Follett   British Fashion during the 19th and 20th Centuries
 Emilia Favorito  Emily St.John Mandel   U.S. and Cuban Relations: Operation Mongoose
 Casey Flaherty  Jacquelyn Mitchard   The New York Police Department in the 1970s
 Sabrina Foley  Octavia Butler   Celebrity Women Singers of the 19th and 20th Centuries: Jenny Lind, Billie Holiday, and Janis Joplin
 Brittany Freeman  Russell Banks   The Colombian and Mexican Drug Cartels: 1970s-1980s