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
 Maeve Moynihan  Cristina Henriquez   Cold War Sports Rivalries: The 1980 Ice Hockey Olympics
 Melanie Nguyen  T.C. Boyle   The Mai Lai Massacre
 Luca Pellegrini  Mary McCarthy   Bill Russell: Basketball and Race in Boston
 Sophie Phillips  H.P. Lovecraft   The School of Americas and Human Rights Violations
 Briana Richardson  Jesmyn Ward   The Progression of Women’s Rights in Postcolonial Nigeria
 Kayleigh Tobin  Kelly Link   Bloody Sunday: British Actions in Northern Ireland
 Thao Nhi Tong  Helen  Oyeyemi   The Use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam War