McDonald’s gave me my first job at 16--I’ve learned so much, and now this unbelievable opportunity! VOM means lots of open doors... introducing me to amazing people and changing my idea of what I want to do for the rest of my life. I think every college student thinks, "What if I don't get a job?" or "What if this major isn't for me?" VOM has made me feel more confident as I figure out my future. Thanks to my family for helping me to be strong -- every song I sing is for them. Thanks to my friends, and my brothers and sisters in song at the Purdue Musical Organization. I want to keep spreading joy through music for the rest of my life.
After the 4 p.m. Saturday performance of the Purdue Musical Organization’s Christmas Show this year, Ashlae Nelms got a surprise…