by Lisa Tome
Madison Zalfa wasn't intimidated by the judges at her school's science fair.
Instead, Zalfa, who compared storage methods for fresh fruit, stood toe to toe with judges Jason Edmands and Dominic Muscella and told them preserving strawberries made her want to learn more about science.
"She definitely knew what she was doing. That's a real life application and she did it. And she's a third grader," said Edmands, who has a Ph.D.