Ellen gives Utah orchestra teacher big surprise

Ellen gives Utah orchestra teacher big surprise (Photo: Ellen Show)

(KUTV)- On "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" Friday afternoon, Ellen surprised April Nielsen, an orchestra teacher from Santa Clara, Utah with a special gift.

Nielsen is a music teacher at Lava Ridge Intermediate school where more than half of her students are impoverished. Nielsen told Ellen that her students inspire her every day because they go through so many hardships.

Neilsen and her students are huge Ellen fans and entered the Scotch Tape “Most Gifted Wrapper” Contest never imagining to win.

After capturing Ellen's heart, she was excited to surprise the students via cisco live shot in their classroom to announce that they are the winners of the contest and the $15,000 grand prize!

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