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
 Brianne Hughes  Amanda Filipacchi   Nellie Bly and Progressive Journalism: The Role of Muckrakers in Exposing Asylums
 Kimberly Keehnle  J.M. Coetzee   A History of the AIDS Epidemic in Africa
 Ciabha Kelleher  Adam Johnson   The Development of St. Patrick’s Day as a Holiday in Ireland and the U.S.
 Zoe Kesting - Handly  Rafik Schami   A History of Adoption in the Middle East
 Eleni Laskaris  Jonathan  Safran Foer   Communal Fears of Witchcraft in Seventeenth Century New England
 Amanda McFarland  Simone de Beauvoir   The Amarna Period: Heresy in Ancient Egypt
 Delia McInerney  Michael Chabon   The 1960s British Invasion: The Beatles and Youth Counterculture in the U.S.
 Jillian McLaughlin  Rachel Joyce   The Catholic Church and the Holocaust: Pope Pius XI and Pope Pius XII