Name: Montana Sernick
Club: Outram-Madigan 4-H Club
Age group: Senior
Years in 4-H: Six
Montana Sernick was encouraged to join the Outram-Madigan 4-H Club by her father, and she’s glad to be part of the organization.
Sernick is in her sixth year of 4-H. She said she decided to join after going to 4-H events and seeing how much fun her friends were having in the organization.
“I like leading the cows,” said Sernick, who also likes spending time with her friends.
Sernick has been in the annual 4-H Show and Sale every year, except for 2020 when it didn’t happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year was a particularly good year for her, as she picked up a second-place finish and three thirds for all of her efforts.
Her mother Tammy noted that Montana and the other 4-H members work hard throughout the year to raise the animals available for auction, and they use the money for future schooling, purchase a vehicle or other items in life.
She has also been a part of 4-H’s public speaking program. Thanks to it, Montana said she doesn’t feel as nervous when she’s talking in front of the crowd.
And she has volunteered with the annual cleanup of Highway 47 south of Estevan, and has competed in curling.
Montana was selected to be part of a Rotary 4-H exchange into southern Ontario in 2020, but that was also scuttled due to the pandemic. It was something that she was looking forward to, and it would have been another great learning opportunity through 4-H.