Scott Greenwell, principal at North Layton Junior High School, is one of four finalists for the National Principal of the Year competition.

The national winner will be announced Jan. 17 at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.Each of the four finalists will get $2,500 and a trip to the nation's capital. The national winner will receive $10,000.

Greenwell was chosen for his successful anti-gang efforts, dealing well with overcrowding and moving the school toward a more site-based style of decision-making.

Greenwell, who became principal there in 1991, is competing with principals from Kansas, New York and Michigan.