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Levels and Privileges Detail

Levels and Privileges


Citizen - Badge (0-75 MERIT points)

All 7th graders begin as a citizen; 8th grade students begin each school year with 10% of their previous year’s MERIT score and other rollover points, so they may begin the year at a higher level.


Council Member - Badge (76-150 MERIT points)

  • Council Member status on name badge
  • Ice Cream bar or other treat

Mayor - Badge (151-225 MERIT points)

  • Mayor Certificate of Advancement
  • Mayor status on name badge
  • Entry into Winner Spinner
  • Invitation to spaghetti luncheon or other quarterly lunch reward

Governor - Badge (226-325 MERIT points)

  • Governor Certificate of Advancement
  • Governor status on name badge
  • Entry into Winner Spinner
  • Invitation to spaghetti luncheon or other quarterly lunch reward
  • Daily lunch line fast pass
  • Drink allowed in gym before school

Representative - Badge (326-450 MERIT points)

  • Representative Certificate of Advancement
  • Representative status on name badge
  • Entry into Winner Spinner
  • Invitation to spaghetti luncheon or other quarterly lunch reward
  • Daily lunch line fast pass
  • Drink allowed in gym before school
  • Before school hall privileges

Senator - Premium Badge (451-600 MERIT points)

  • Senator Certificate of Advancement
  • Senator status on name badge
  • Entry into Winner Spinner
  • Invitation to spaghetti luncheon or other quarterly lunch reward
  • Daily lunch line fast pass
  • Drink allowed in gym before school
  • Before school hall privileges
  • Positive letter home from principal
  • Name on BBMS Website
  • New PREMIUM name badge

Vice-President - Premium Badge (601-750 MERIT points)

  • Vice-President Certificate of Advancement
  • Vice-President status on PREMIUM name badge
  • Entry into Winner Spinner
  • Invitation to spaghetti luncheon or other quarterly lunch reward
  • Daily lunch line fast pass
  • Drink allowed in gym before school
  • Before school hall privileges
  • Positive letter home from principal
  • Name on BBMS Website and marquee
  • Name on Vice-Presidential Wall of Fame

President - Premium Badge (751+ MERIT points)

*If no students reach this level, the MERIT leadership team has permission to choose the top students schoolwide to represent the school as presidents.


  • Presidential Certificate and Plaque of Advancement
  • Entry into Winner Spinner
  • Invitation to spaghetti luncheon or other lunch reward
  • Daily lunch line fast pass
  • Drink allowed in gym before school
  • Before school hall privileges
  • Positive letter home from principal
  • Name on BBMS website and marquee
  • Special End of Year field trip
  • “Presidential” Hall Pass
  • Free yearbook or gift card
  • 8x10 commemorative photo in the MERIT Hall of Fame