I thought, "If Lindsey was a real person, did she graduate college yet?" After that thought, this post was born. The only reason why I'm only doing GOTYs is because all of the historical dolls would be either out of school/dead if they were real people.
Now, here's the list-
Lindsey- Regardless of when her birthday is, she's out of college. Unless she wants to be a doctor.
Kailey- Same as Lindsey.
Marisol- Since Marisol's book begins on October 22, 2005 (which is a Saturday) and she is in fourth grade, that means she is in 4th grade in the 2005-06 school year. People who were in fourth grade then are in senior year of college in the 2016-17 school year, so that's the same for Marisol.
Jess- Same as Marisol, because her book begins in January 2006.
Nicki- In Thanks to Nicki, Nicki enters fifth grade during the 2007-08 school year, so that means that she is going in sophomore year of college.
Mia- In Mia (which starts in October 2008), Mia states that she is 10 years old. The New York (where Mia lives) cutoff date for kindergarten is December 1st (which makes her a fifth-grader in Mia,) so Mia started kindergarten in the 2002-03 school year. Therefore, she is starting college this year.
Chrissa, Sonali and Gwen- All three of them are starting fifth grade in the 2009-10 school year (proof: Chrissa Stands Strong: The Book), so they started kindergarten in the 2003-04 school year, which makes them high school seniors (12th graders) come the 2016-17 school year.
Lanie- Lanie is about to enter fifth grade in the 2010-11 school year, and that means Lanie started kindergarten in the 2004-05 school year. Simple math shows that Lanie will be a junior (11th grade) in high school.
Kanani- Since Kanani's grade isn't mentioned (the whole series takes place in summer 2011) and I know her age is 10 in the books, I looked up the Hawaii cutoff date for kindergarten (July 31) and that's when I knew that she would enter 5th in 2011-12. Simple math proved that Kanani would become a sophomore in high school in the 2016-17 year.
McKenna- McKenna is a fourth grader during her whole series that is in the 2011-2012 school year (according to her movie), so she will be entering high school next fall.
Saige- Saige is in fourth grade during the 2013-14 school year, so she will be a seventh grader next fall.
Isabelle- Isabelle is in fourth grade during the 2014-15 school year (like me!), so she will be a sixth grader next fall.
Grace- Grace was in fourth grade last school year, so anyone who knows 1 plus 1 can figure out that she is going to be a fifth grader next year.
Lea- Lea was in fifth grade last school year (like yours truly, Sydney) so it's obvious that's she's starting middle school like me!
There you have it!
AMERICAN GIRL TRIVIA: Samantha's movie cost the least amount of money to make, and Kit's movie cost the most. Funny because Samantha's the rich doll and Kit's the poor doll.
COMMENT DISCUSSION QUESTION: Is there any dolls that are going in your grade next fall?
MY ANSWER: Yes! Isabelle and Lea!