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
 Sydney  Spunt  Daryl  Gregory   Female Fashion of the 1920s
 Sophia  Tirabassi  Amor  Towles   Presidential Policies of the 1980s: The Creation of the Prison Industrial Complex
 Amani  Valentine  Sherman  Alexie   The Public Reaction to the AIDS Epidemic of the 1980s
 Olivia  Viall  Chris  Cleave   The Cecil Hotel: Murder, Violence, & Suicide on Skid Row
 Haoqing  Wang  Charles  Dickens   The Myths and History of the Bermuda Triangle
 Ashley  Wood  Laurie  Frankel   A History of Gang Violence Inside California Prisons