...The Norwayne Health Professions Affinity Community

The Norwayne Health Professions Affinity Community is an extracurricular club for Norwayne students who are motivated to improve the health in our community. We are are a student-led organization mentored by teachers and community members with the mission of creating a healthier community. 

Our focus has been on combating childhood obesity and inactivity with past projects, including the technology app for the County Line Trail, an after school health and fitness club for elementary students, community presentations on healthy snacks, and the annual spring 5k race and community health fair. This year we are also excited to facilitate bicycle safety in our community.


This year we are also excited to be a part of the Aultman Ambassadors Program in partnership with Aultman Orrville Hospital. The Aultman Ambassadors program was created to arm high school students with the information and confidence they need to promote healthy habits in their school. We are excited to see where this new partnership will go!





President: Halle Miller

Vice President: Emma-Jean Stanley

High School members: Alivia Larrison, Ellie Klingman, Ian Marks, Carmen Schlatter, Taylor Reinhart, Gavin Maibach

Middle School members: Corinne McCall, Scarlett Butler

Community mentors: Mayor Bill Robertson of Rittman, Mayor John Hall of Creston, Barry Romich and Robin Wisner, Keith Winkler, Rails-to-Trails representative; retired teacher Judy Sabo, Norwayne Principal, Doug Zimmerly; Norwayne Middle School, Principal, Kevin Leatherman; Norwayne teachers: Ann Gerber, Terri Hall, Jenna Rupp, Jeannine Nicholson; Rittman School nurse, Myra Pierce, Rittman Ast. Principal, Keri Hamsher; Hannah Miller, HPAC alumni; Sterling liaison, Jim Bischoff, SALT Rep. Phyllis Woodward, 

Parent mentors: Robin Miller, Mary Larrison, Mandy and Scott Maibach, Jill Butler, Trisha Maibach,  Kathy and Ralph Stanley.