Joyous students brought the house down with their enthusiastic cheering and applause during the valediction of Jamfest’13, the annual inter-school talent competition organized at St. James Matriculation Higher Secondary School in the city on Monday.

Members of the school alumni association, were co-ordinating the event.

The two-day event included competitions on drawing, painting, oration, poetry, creative writing, quiz, stage play, dance, singing and other co-curricular activities. The annual event aims to nurture the extra-curricular skills of students. Different schools in the city participated in the event and prizes were awarded in junior and senior categories.

J. Mohaned Aslan of SBIOA school was crowned Mr. Jamfest, while S. Afreen Akhthar of St.James Matriculation school was Ms. Jamfest. The overall trophy for first prize was awarded to students of St. James Matriculation School due to their outstanding performance in all the events. The second overall prize was given to Alpha Matriculation School.

J. Veerapandian, president, Tiruchi Advocates Bar Council said “The best days of a person’s life are definitely the school days, and told students to reach great heights by studying with dedication.