Staley was Miss Berkeley County in 1995 and Miss Jefferson County in 1994 and 1996. She was first runner-up to Miss West Virginia in 1996.
She received her crown Saturday night from Miss Berkeley County 1996 Amanda Lynn Broy.
For winning the title, she received $1,500 in scholarship money, other prizes and the chance to represent Berkeley County at the Miss West Virginia Pageant in Clarksburg, W.Va., in June. She also received a $100 scholarship for the contestant scoring the highest in interview.
Eight contestants competed for the crown.
First runner-up was Megan McKenery of Martinsburg, an 18-year-old student at Shepherd College who is pursuing a degree in elementary education. The daughter of Linda McCauley Holtz and Richard McKenery, she performed a scene from the play "Night, Mother" during the talent competition.
She received a $300 scholarship.
The second runner-up award went to Dawn Fadely of Inwood, W.Va., the daughter of Rick and Terry Fadely and Kay and Terry Place. She is a 21-year-old student at West Virginia University and is seeking a bachelor of science degree in speech and language pathology and audiology.
During the talent competition, she sang "Can't Help Loving That Man of Mine." She received a $100 scholarship. She also received a $100 scholarship for receiving the highest talent score.
The theme for Saturday's pageant was "New Attitude."
Miss West Virginia 1996 Kari Safford was mistress of ceremonies. Safford won the non-finalist talent award in the 1996 Miss America Pageant.
A reception followed in the ballroom of the theater.