Dacia was the Top Year 12 student in Biology and History and achieved excellence endorsements at all NCEA levels. She was involved in the 2013 Youth Enterprise Scheme where her team setup an Events Company that hosted a comedy show. They were Regional finalists and won an award for Commitment and Enterprise.
Dacia was also involved with sports at school, participating in Hockey, Soccer and Volleyball and on the leadership front she was a School Prefect and Peer Support Mentor in 2014 and Deputy of Peer Mediation in 2013 / 2014. She won a scholarship for a 21 day Mind, Body and Soul Outward Bound Course.
At school, Dacia was involved in the production of Grease as part of the stage crew; and her team were placed second in the Wellington Stage Challenge. She also sang as part of the school choir "Cantate", and manages to work part time for Briscoe's.
"..Dacia is an outstanding young woman with the finest qualities of industry, integrity and honesty. It has been a pleasure to see her develop into the person she is over the last 5 years", Principal, Wairarapa College
Dacia has commenced her study at Victoria University of Wellington, taking a con-joint in Commerce with a major in Marketing & Economics and Science with a major in Psychology which she hopes to graduate with in 2019. She intends to continue with postgraduate study with a masters in Psychology.