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
 Jasmine DiRienzo  Miriam Toews   Pablo Escobar and the Colombian Drug Trade
 Abigail Duggan  Frederik Backman   “El Chapo” Guzman: Imprisonment and Escape
 Sheika Etienne  Toni Morrison   Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
 Katherine Fitzgerald  Jonathan  Lethem   A History of Military Dolphins
 Kayla Grady  Rainbow Rowell   Apartheid and the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages
 Jessica Hardy  Marlon James   Education Systems in Apartheid South Africa
 Josephine Hoyt  Sarah Moss   The Gentrification of Boston, Massachusetts
 Liqian Huang  Agatha Christie   Empress Dowager Cixi