Evangelos Kougias Was 'Proud and Strong-Hearted Young Man'

Glenbrook North's principal and Kougias' guidance counselor issue statements addressing the student's death. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner, cause of death was suicide.

Northbrook Police notified Glenbrook North High School of Evangelos Kougias death on Monday night, according to District 225 spokesperson Karen Geddeis. 

“Evangelos 'Angelo' Kougias was a proud and strong-hearted young man," GBN principal Paul Pryma said in a statement. "He enjoyed music and sports. Angelo participated in swimming, track and field, and was a passionate musician. Our hearts go out to the Kougias family during this difficult time.”

Kougias died in an apparent suicide, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner. 

Kougias' guidance counselor at the school, Rebecca Rogers, said, “Angelo was a charismatic student, who was involved in school. He was proud, passionate and a strong presence in the GBN community."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with Angelo's family," Geddeis said in a statement. "This news significantly impacts the GBN school community and we are saddened by the loss of one of our students. Counselors will be available in the Student Services Office to help students and staff through this difficult time. "

Eleni Carlson April 04, 2013 at 06:19 PM
May God be with you always. Our prayers are with your family. Hellenic Club and spring fest will never be the same without you. Why? You told me all about your dreams after you graduated. RIP Angelo. You will always be in our hearts.
John Giourdas April 04, 2013 at 06:35 PM
Sadly enough, he was a special young man and will be missed by many whom lives he had touched with his wonderful personality. He was truly an inspiration and unfortunately we will not be able to witness the great accomplishments he would have achieved. May his family and friends remember him for his amazing talent. May his memeory be eternal!
Deb April 05, 2013 at 02:32 AM
So sad. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. I will never understand there is no light at the end of the tunnel. I have several friends who committed suicide and if they only knew how many people would be there. My heart breaks for his family. They are suffering wondering what could they have done? Nothing. He didn't tell them how he felt or what was wrong. So so sad.
Deb April 05, 2013 at 02:34 AM
I wonder the same thing. I know several people that have ended their lives with a bright future. They cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. Such a sad scenario.
MELBA April 06, 2013 at 02:31 AM


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