Custodian Gets On Stage And Wows Audience With What He Does Next

Thurman Carthen worked as a middle school custodian for 13 years.

Last week, Carthen, 65, was set to retire.

Over the years, Carthen has taken a break from mopping floors and fixing lights to sing happy birthday. Carthen thought no one took much notice of his voice…but they did.

On Thurday, Galena High School held its graduation. Students at the school asked Carthen to sing the national anthem at the graduation. Turns out, they did notice how amazing his voice is!

Watch Carthen belt out the anthem! His performance did not disappoint!

“He was breathtaking,” said Irene Payne, communication director for Washoe County School District.