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Non-LDS faith wants high school land for its own seminary

Students at the new high school under construction in Draper could get a unique opportunity — release time seminary taught by Summum, a Salt Lake City-based religion that practices meditation and mummification.

On Monday, Canyons School District received a letter from Su Menu, president of Summum, inquiring about purchasing land adjacent to the planned schoolhouse, which has been designated as a “seminary” on an architectural site plan. The $55-million high school is scheduled to open in fall 2013.

The Canyons board hasn’t had a chance yet to discuss Summum’s letter, but the LDS Church has expressed an interest in purchasing the property, said Canyons spokeswoman Jennifer Toomer-Cook.

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