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PREPARING THE YOUTH OF TODAY FOR THE CHALLENGES OF TOMORROW
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DEDICATION
This site is dedicated to all individuals, past, present, and future, who have and/or will contribute to the development of the youth of the MPC.
MANY THANKS
To our information contributors:
Patriot News Staff
Linda Rudisill – P.I.A.A.
Members – District III Committee
Fred Isopi, Executive Director and
Athletic Directors – Mid Penn Conference

After much discussion, deliberation, and preparation the MID PENN CONFERENCE opened the gates and began operations in the 1982-1983 school year. Twenty-seven schools; Big Spring, Bishop McDevitt, Boiling Springs, Camp Hill, Carlisle, Cedar Cliff, Central Dauphin, Central Dauphin East, Chambersburg, Cumberland Valley, Delone Catholic, East Pennsboro, Harrisburg, Hershey, Lower Dauphin, Mechanicsburg, Middletown, Milton Hershey, Northern York, Palmyra, Red Land, Shippensburg, Steelton-Highspire, Susquehanna Township, Susquenita, Trinity, and West Perry, from 4 athletic leagues; Blue Mountain, Capital Area, South Central and Tri-Valley, and 7 counties in the P.I.A.A. District III; Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lebanon, Perry, and York, became the largest athletic conference in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

During the spring of 1985 Delone Catholic left the conference and in 1992, after 10 years of competition, the MPC added 8 additional schools to the mix; Bermudian Springs, Biglerville, Fairfield, Gettysburg, Greencastle-Antrim, James Buchanan, Scotland, and Waynesboro, bringing its total membership to thirty-four.

During the spring of 2004 three schools indicated their intentions of leaving the Conference. So, while Bermudian Springs, Biglerville, and Fairfield departed, Altoona, Hollidaysburg, and State College were admitted for the purpose of competing in football only in the AAAA classification beginning in the fall of 2004..

At the conclusion of the 2005-2006 school year Hollidaysburg departed from its football only status as did Altoona at the conclusion of the 2008-2009 school year. Also, as a result of state budget problems, The Scotland School for Veterans Children was closed by the Governor at the conclusion of the 2008-2009 school term..

In 2006-2007 the Mid Penn Conference began its 25th year as an athletic conference which was celebrated on Thursday, April 10, 2008 at the Hotel Carlisle off the Harrisburg Pike, Carlisle, PA.

In 2012-2013 the Mifflin County School District and State College were admitted into the Mid Penn Conference for the purpose of competing in the High School Divisions in all sports, while at the end of the 2013-2014 school year Gettysburg and Susquenita left the conference.

 
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