The Washington County District Spelling Bee was held on December 15 in the Roulhac Middle School auditorium.
- First place – Ja’ruis Ridgeway; 8th grade – Vernon Middle School
- Second Place – Emma Holliday; 5th grade – Vernon Elementary School
- Third Place – Gabe Jimenez; 8th grade – Roulhac Middle School
Ja’ruis will represent Washington County in the Big Bend Regional Spelling Bee on February 18, 2017, at the Aquilina Howell Student Services Center in Tallahassee.