Big winners in the Big Read: Members of the Meridian Community College Honors College and advisors congratulate winners in the Big Read Contest. Dylan Boyd and Tyler Vick won first and second place, respectively with their essays in the writing competition. Jennifer St. Clair won second place in the art division of the poster contest. From left are Cathy Parker, MCC Honors College advisor, Boyd, Vick, St. Clair and Barbara Jones, MCC Honors College advisor and MCC vice president for operations. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment.