PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) -- I.C Norcom High School is now designated as the location for a historical highway marker honoring its namesake, Israel Charles Norcom.

Norcom worked as an educator and administrator in Portsmouth schools for more than 30 years. The school bearing his name opened in 1920, and retained its name with each new building.

The Virginia Department of Historic Resources approved the historical state marker.

Details on the installation date have not yet been announced.