ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) – Seniors at Western Albemarle High School got an immersive look into the political process during their "mock congress" program.

Students were split into the House and Senate and then Democrats and Republicans.

Friday marked the end of the weeks-long project. They decided which "bills" they created would pass.

Two bills from the House were the “Freedom to Choose Act” for a woman's right to an abortion and “The Freedom Act” which dealt with immigration and border policy.

"I think it's so important for the younger generation to be educated so that when we have a bigger role in the United States Government we're rightfully prepared and open to hearing everyone's perspectives and being respectful," said Eleanor Connelly, the mock democratic House Majority Leader.

"For me to kind of be a role model and support and rally the party I kind of had to go against some of my own views and I think that it's a good experience in learning how to rally a group of people," said Wasif Mohi, the mock Republican minority leader.

The government teachers said it's great how many students really get involved and remember this as a highlight of their WAHS experience.