Three Troy High School students have placed in the statewide 2021 New York State Art Teachers Association (NYSATA) Olympics of the Visual Arts. This is the seventh consecutive year that Troy High students have earned a top-three spot in the competition.

Noelia Feliciano earned 2nd Place in the Illustration category; Kierra Larango earned 2nd Place in the Photography category, and Margaret Webber earned 3rd Place in the Drawing category.

The 2021 competition included 58 teams and 200 students.

Although she did not place, Mya Munroe also competed in the sculpture category with outstanding effort.

“I am so proud of all four students as their creative spirit and perseverance is a true testimony to their character and artistic skill,” said Troy CSD Art Curriculum Leader Cynthia DiDonna-Nethaway. “It was my honor to work with them and I look forward to next year’s 40th NYSATA Olympics of the Visual Art challenge.”

The Olympics of the Visual Arts is a creative problem-solving event in which student teams of one or more enter a long-term design solution in one of eight categories and participate in an on-demand design prompt. Teams present a portfolio along with their entry to showcase the research, planning and iterations that led to the final design.


Mya Munroe – Sculpture


Margaret Webber – 3rd Place – Drawing


Noelia Feliciano – 2nd Place – Illustration


Kierra Larango – 2nd Place – Photo


Margaret Webber – 3rd Place – Drawing