jquery, onclick event keep value

we have simple asp.net/c# with html5 in the front.
<li><a href="">Glee is awesome 1</a></li> will be loop from database.
My question is e.g.<a href="">Glee is awesome 1</a> is clicked,
how can I drop the value into "ShowMeWhatYouSelected"?

so when <a href="">Glee is awesome 1</a> is clicked, the textbox value should be Glee is awesome 1 and etc.
and I do not want to make the page refresh.
Now if i click <a> firstName text box value is gone.

*** I don't have to use <a></a> in  the list. I can change something else if it is easier to solve this issue.


<input type="text" id="firstName" value="John">
  <input type="text" id="ShowMeWhatYouSelected">
   <div id="callAgentListDiv"      
    position: fixed;
    top: 0px;
    bottom: 0;
    left: 0;
    right: 0;
    width: 1090px;
    height: 600px;
    margin: auto;
    background-color: #f3f3f3;display:none;">
    <ul id="limheight">
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 1</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 2</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 3</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 4</a></li>    
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 5</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 6</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 7</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 8</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 9</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 10</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 11</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 12</a></li>    
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 13</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 14</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 15</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 16</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 17</a></li>    
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 18</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 19</a></li>
         <li><a href="">Glee is awesome 20</a></li>
    #limheight {
    height: 300px; /*your fixed height*/
    -webkit-column-count: 8;
       -moz-column-count: 8;
            column-count: 8; /*3 in those rules is just placeholder -- can be anything*/
#limheight li {
    display: inline-block; /*necessary*/

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Test page : https://jsfiddle.net/so23dmwf/

jQuery(function($) {
	$("#limheight li a").on("click", function(evt) {
  	var ShowMeWhatYouSelected = $(this).text();

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