Red Cross youth volunteer Yasmin Siraj makes Olympic bid

Yasmin Siraj
American Red Cross youth volunteer Yasmin Siraj has organized blood drives, helped run activities for her Brookline High School club and was elected co-chair of the American Red Cross youth advisory board of Massachusetts.

American Red Cross youth volunteer Yasmin Siraj has organized blood drives, helped run activities for her Brookline High School club and was elected co-chair of the American Red Cross youth advisory board of Massachusetts.

But right now, her volunteer service is on ice.

Yasmin Siraj is competing this weekend for a spot on the U.S. Women’s Olympic Figure Skating Team. Siraj is a senior at Brookline High School and is on the board of the school’s Red Cross Club, serving as the Advertising and Technology Specialist.

According to a profile on Siraj noting her participation in the 2014 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships, she won the silver medal at the 2007 U.S. Junior Championships, and participated in the 2010 Junior Grand Prix Final. As a senior, Siraj finished sixth at the 2013 U.S. Championships and then competed at the World Junior Championships.

As a two-year member of the Youth Advisory Board, Siraj has helped plan the upcoming Blackout Dance, the annual car wash (where she didn't just help plan the event, she even washed cars) and the annual talent show. At her school, she organized a bake sale that supported the Measles Initiative, a global program with Red Cross support created to