The University of Maine at Fort Kent gladly announces the publication of the ENG 100 Writing Project “Composition Series: LIFE Review, Volume Four.”

In a Zoom book launch event to be scheduled in early June and hosted by UMFK English faculty members Dr. Joseph Becker and Professor Geraldine Cannon Becker, the fourth book of the series will be unveiled. Twenty-five students are published in this volume.

These student interview essays went through a peer review process and were evaluated before being nominated for publication by their teachers. The selected essays were finally read by a panel of objective judges to select for the awards.

Winners of the awards are: first place, AJ Theriault (Fort Kent); second place, Sadie Plummer (Casco. ME); and third place, Madeline Getchell (South Berwick. ME); as well as two honorable mentions: Georgia Burton (Darlison P.O., Westmoreland, Jamaica), and Kalen George (Mesa, AZ).

The Old Sylvain House Press Awards are funded by Dr. Joseph E. Becker and Professor Geraldine Cannon Becker. “English studies and publication opportunities are important in all fields. English and communication courses give students tools and techniques for LIFE,” said Dr. Joseph E. Becker.

All money from book sales goes into the Old Sylvain House Press Award Fund. This fund was put in place by Dr. Becker and Professor Cannon Becker to benefit the education of students at UMFK and to honor their commitment to the importance of education for young people, specifically in the area of English Language Arts.

Professor Geraldine Cannon Becker said, “Students could select to earn a certificate by completing six courses or take a minor in Nature and Environmental Writing (NEW). Compatible with many majors, students could choose to minor in English at UMFK, and we would be happy to help them succeed. Come grow with us!”

Depending entirely upon funding, an annual scholarship may be awarded to a student who has had an essay published and is pursuing a degree in an area of study that is compatible with English at UMFK.

Anyone interested in donating toward the publication or scholarship award could give online and designate Old Sylvain House Press Award Fund in the memo.

Copies of this volume and earlier volumes of the “Composition Series: LIFE Review” are available for purchase. Please contact Dr. Joseph Becker at or Professor Cannon Becker at for details.