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 Mrs.Jennifer Staysniak, 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
 Grace Amato  Michelle Cliff   The LGBTQ Struggle for Legal and Cultural Equality in Latin America
 Olivia Bailey  Jo Walton   A History of the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum
 Margaret Carr  Julian Fellowes   The Struggle for Scottish Independence
 Cortney Chan  Milan Kundera   The Life of Oskar Schindler
 Natalie Cheevers  Thomas Pynchon   The Legacy of De Facto Segregation in Boston
 Elizabeth Cronin  Haruki Murakami   The Discrimination of African-American Women in the Women's Suffrage Movement
 Elizabeth DeMaio  Michael Crummey   Hawaii: A Journey from Pineapples to Political Takeover
 Gloria Deraney  Jennifer Egan   A History of Female Inequality in Basketball and Soccer