She began prevention as an eighth grader in Teens Against Tobacco Use (TATU) and went on to be an officer and leader in the high school prevention club, Youth Action Klub (YAK). She has been a driving force in establishing YAK Night, a pro-social activities night twice a year at IHS.
Bruncke has attended three Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) conferences which develop youth leadership and grassroots prevention efforts. She also recently received the Washington State Exemplary Substance Abuse Prevention Award in youth leadership for her work in South Pacific county.
Bruncke is not only a leader in prevention, but is active in IHS’s Gay Straight Alliance, Yearbook, Associated Student Body, Renaissance Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Cross Country, Golf, previous Friends of Rachel, and Basketball stats. As guidance counselor Sarah Taylor said in her award presentation, “Grace is awesome.”