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. "