[What] Access Academies, Every Step of the Way, 15th Annual Celebration Dinner. [Where] The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. [Why] Access, walk with their students from the first day of sixth grade through their college graduation and beyond. This year’s dinner, themed ‘Every Step of the Way,’ celebrates that enduring 11-year journey, as they recognize their scholars’ hard work, showcase their achievements, and raise money for the essential programs, counseling, and scholarships that will help them unlock their full potential.  [Who] Executive Director Shelly Williams, Board Chair Thomas Wheeland, [Highlights] Cocktails, dinner, speakers Alexander Dominguez, Gwendolyn Fitzpatrick, McKenzie Renfroe, Pillar award winner Mary McGeathy, Sister Thea Bowman Catholic School Choir.