CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - Two area residents will compete in the 1997 Miss West Virginia Scholarship Pageant at Robert C. Byrd High School auditorium tonight, Friday, June 20, and Saturday, June 21.
Miss Berkeley County 1997 Traci Staley and Miss Jefferson County 1997 Megan McKenery will compete for more than $20,000 in college scholarships and the chance to represent West Virginia at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J., in September.
There will be two nights of preliminary competition for the 17 contestants, and WBOY-TV will provide a live telecast of the finals Saturday night which will begin with the announcement of the top 10 semifinalists and culminate with the crowning of Miss West Virginia 1997.
Staley competed for state honors as Miss Jefferson County 1996, Miss Berkeley County 1995 and Miss Jefferson County 1994. She was first runner-up in the 1996 state pageant and second runner-up in the 1995 state pageant.