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
 Madelyn  Curran  Tatiana  de Rosnay   Princess Diana's Royal Life and Death
 Maggie  Doldt  Maxine  Hong Kingston   Race and Judgement: The O. J. Simpson Trial
 Robbi  Gingras  Louise   O'Neill   Woodstock: The Soundtrack to Free Love
 Caroline  Hathaway  DBC  Pierre   A History of Pennhurst Asylum
 Candace  Kelliher  Karen  Russell   Smuttynose Island: Murder and Intrigue on the Isles of Shoals
 Ashley  Kelly  Iain  Banks   Serial Killers: The Childhood Trauma of Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Ed Gein